The new MC&I Standard under indicator 6.5.5 requires FMU to prepare Forest Fire Management Plan (FFMP) for implementation in all fire -prone forest types. Under the FFMP, Pasin FMU has conducted a risk assessment for fire-prone forest types within FMU and provide a measure to prevent and control forest fire within FMU. Based on the current information, the risk of forest fire is classified as below.
A. Internal Forest Fire Risk
|FOREST FIRE TYPE
|No prescribed burning is being implemented in Pasin FMU Forest operation
|Presence of firefighting measures – fire extinguishers and Emergency Response Plan.
Structure’s area usually located at a distance from forest on cleared land.
|Potential spread from farming activities in Community Use area inside Pasin FMU
B. External Forest Fire Risk
|FOREST FIRE TYPE
|No prescribed burning in adjacent Forest Plantation or LPF
|Isolated development and presence of firefighting measures
|Potential spread from farming activities in Shifting Agriculture (SA) land and Forest Plantation located adjacent to Pasin FMU
The forest fire prevention and control conducted by the FMU included:
- increase awareness among forest workers, local communities through the placement of ” No Open Burning” signboards at strategic location,
- conduct patrolling as an effective detection and prevention method during a drought period especially in the area adjacent to local communities shifting agricultural site or farmland,
- placement of other administrative measure i.e. instructions to workers not to conduct any open burning, to provide signage (e.g., No Burning) at designated locations and Actively consulting and communicating with its adjacent stakeholders in preventing and controlling forest fire potentially spreading into FMU
- and establishment of fire/emergency action plan.
Updated on 27 Oct 2021