Dried gasoline can catch fire

Fire protection tips

(old federal states / new federal states since 2014)

step 1very little risk
Level 2low risk
level 3medium danger
Level 4high risk
Level 5very high risk


Meaning of forest fire hazard levels

Source: Volunteer Fire Brigade Roskow


Forest fire hazard level 1:

The risk of forest fires is very low. The forest fire warning is lifted.

Forest fire hazard level 2:

Increased caution and caution in order to avoid ignition sources!

No fundamental restriction on entry.

Only drive on paths with dry ground vegetation to a minimum!
Be careful when parking (hot exhaust system)!

Hazardous work in the forest, such as burning sticks, welding, blasting, spreading easily flammable chemicals, etc. should be avoided - if necessary, increased safety measures must be taken!

Forest fire hazard level 3:

The situation becomes critical and needs conscious restrictions!

Entry is generally allowed!
Be careful when driving!

Hazardous work (see forest fire risk level 2) is fundamentally prohibited.

Public fire pits and barbecue areas in and around the forest should not be used.

Forest owners, their employees and those who are authorized to hunt, as well as those living next to forest properties should not exercise the exceptions made in Section 23 of the Forest Act of the State of Brandenburg.

Forest fire hazard level 4:

Active fire protection of the forest through extreme caution and other restrictions!

Restricted right of access: In forest areas, public roads and paths as well as forest paths of all kinds should not be left.

The forest authority can block designated parking spaces and tourist facilities in the forest, as well as initiate further measures to protect the forest.

Responsible authorities may take additional fire protection measures.

Forest fire risk level 5:

Maximum protection of the forest against fires through:

Closure of the forest. The forest authorities and forest owners can temporarily block affected forest areas and thus prohibit any entry or driving.

Exceptions only apply to forest owners and their agents for the purpose of control activities and for work specially approved by the forest authority, for the forest authority itself and for fire protection, rescue and disaster control personnel.

The district administrator can order further in individual cases.


Prevent forest fires

Most forest fires are caused by negligent human behavior.

The following precautionary rules must be strictly observed:

Refrain from smoking in the forest and in the fields!

No fire in the forest (minimum distance 50 meters)!

Do not grill on the banks of the lake near the forest!

No campfires on the banks of the lake near the forest!

Don't throw smoldering cigarettes out of the car!

Don't throw away bottles and glasses. They can act as a burning glass and cause fires!