Guidelines and Safety Rules:
- The location of the fire must be in an area clear of thorns and grasses and at a safe distance from buildings and installations.
- The fire must be surrounded by stones to prevent children from approaching the fire.
- Keep all combustible material and flammable liquid away from the fire.
- It is strictly forbidden to keep fire or fuel tanks near the fire.
- It is recommended to wear closed shoes, long pants and a shirt to protect the body against sparks and coals, as well as insect stings and poisonous insects which are attracted to the heat of the fire.
- The fire must be lit by an adult, while observing the necessary safety rules.
- Adding wood and using planks to fan the fire must be done with extreme caution.
- Burning fires in woods and forests is permitted in areas designated for this purpose.
- A bucket of water should be kept near the fire in case of need.
Actions not to be performed:
- It is forbidden to light bonfires in gardens or public parks.
- Trees in public and private areas should be protected. Do not damage trees in any way.
- Do not start a fire near sports facilities, garden furniture or benches on the paths of gardens and parks.
- Do not splash or pour fuel on the burning fire! This action is very dangerous and may cause personal injury.
- It is absolutely forbidden to throw spray containers, firecrackers or weapon shells that may explode and injure those around a bonfire.
- It is absolutely forbidden to start a bonfire under electricity and telephone lines, near trees and shrubs or gas balloons and gas facilities.
- Do not sleep near the fire.
- Do not leave a burning fire without supervision.
- Do not touch heat conductors that come into contact with the fire (risk of burns).
If there is a danger of a fire, call the Fire and Rescue Center 102
The firefighting and rescue services will be on standby and the teams will be reinforced. Before the fires are lit, the firefighters will go on early patrols with police representatives, the responsible municipal division and the parks department in all neighborhoods and places where bonfires will be lit. Fire fighters will give instructions to the participants in order to protect them and prevent danger to individuals and property.