of FRWO emphasized that we should pay more attention to the prevention and
extinguishing of forest fires, and said: "The amount of precipitation in
spring promises the revival of nature and abundance of vegetation in meadows
that might in turn predispose these areas to fire by rising temperature in
FRWO's website, Dr. Masoud Mansour, Acting Head of FRWO, and Dr. Hadi
Kiadaliri, Head of Iranian Society of Forestry, participated in a Radio Show "Morning
and Conversation" in "Radio Goftogoo" on forest fires in Iran on
program, Dr. Masoud Mansour emphasized the need to pay more attention to
prevention and extinguishing fires in forests, and reiterated: "Prevention
precedes fire fighting and we should be aware that one of the most important
factors contributing to wildfires in the natural resources is the gross
negligence and non-observance of safety tips by tourists and local
He also referred
to arsons in natural resource areas due to local disputes that lead to
deliberate fires in nature, however stressed that most fires are the result of gross
negligence of tourists and local people.
of FRWO pointed out that this year, due to increased vegetation in forests and
rangelands due to rise of precipitations, we feel the need for enhance
preparedness for prevention of fires more than before.
He said "In
this connection the NRWDs in provinces especially in regions vulnerable to
fires, are mandated to take preventive measures including the deployment of volunteers
and forest guards in zones prone to fires.
"Emergency instructions have been issued to NRWDs in provinces for grazing
in the rangelands that can temporarily reduce the vegetation cover, and in turn
the risk of fires."
reiterated: "Special coordination has been made with National Disaster
Management Organization (NDMO) in the provinces to collaborate with NRWDs in
provinces in fire fighting operations."
out the coordination made with the Ministry of Defense for aerial logistics and
said: "According to the arrangement, helicopters will be equipped to
firefighting equipments for aerial operations."
program, Dr. Hadi Kiadeliri also referred to risk of fires in summer and said we
always warn that when people enter the nature, they can start a fire with the
slightest mistake. "Although a small number of people may not observe
safety tips, but a small negligence can start a fire," he added.
Head of Iranian Society of Forestry stated that "The most important cause of forest fires is the human factor. However, we have both the triggering factor and the predisposing factor that can be aggravated by climate change in the country".
has increased in spring, but it should not be mistaken that we do not have water
shortage and when summer arrives, we will face very severe aridity," he
"According to Article 47 of the Protection and Exploitation Law, all
agencies are obliged to help in case of fire and provide all their facilities
to FRWO for firefighting."