New fire regulations do not introduce additional bans on homes

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The new fire safety rules, which come into force on January 1, 2021, do not provide for the introduction of additional restrictions and prohibitions, in particular in residential buildings. This was announced on Tuesday, December 15, by TASS, citing the press service of the Emergencies Ministry.

According to the interlocutor of the agency, based on the causes and consequences of large fires, the new rules do not establish new restrictions, but specify the previously existing requirements.

“They are also aimed at eliminating outdated, duplicating and redundant fire safety requirements,” the press service noted.

Earlier, on December 12, it became known that from January 1, 2021, requirements prohibiting the planting of large trees, which restrict the passage of firefighting equipment and the access of firefighters to the floors of buildings, come into force. In addition, on the territory of settlements, as well as enterprises and organizations, it is prohibited to use sites for fire fighting equipment as a parking lot.

On December 9, it became known that from January 1, a ban on smoking in hospitals, educational institutions and polyclinics, as well as at transport facilities, will be introduced into the rules of the fire regime in Russia.

The new fire safety rules will be adopted within the framework of the “regulatory guillotine” and will be valid until 2026, after which they will be updated.

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