Forest Fire Prevention
Fire poses one of the biggest risks to your forestry asset. Up to 1,000 hectares of forestry
are damaged by fire every year in Ireland. It is important to insure your woodland against damage caused by
It is important that you put in place adequate protection measures against fire to protect
your asset. Indeed it could be essential to obtaining insurance cover.
This section provides some information on what you can do to protect your investment by
putting in place protection and prevention measures against fire. See our page on Grazing Fires and Forestry.
Firebreaks create an important safety barrier between your forestry
asset and other properties. This can prevent the spread of fire. This is especially important if your forest is
in an area where land fires occur.
Advance planning can ensure that you or your forest manager can respond quickly to any threat of fire to
your forestry investment. We recommend that a fire plan should be developed for all plantations -
a template can be downloaded by clicking on Fire Plan - Template -the
template is just for guidance and should be adapted as appropriate for your woodland. A good fire
plan map is essential and, of course, it should be readily available to all who may have to respond to a fire. A
Fire Plan is especially important for large plantations.
Putting in place proper fire protection and prevention measures can help to minimise the
risk of fire damage to your forestry; however no measures can provide total protection against the risk of fire
damage to your forestry investment. So you should have adequate insurance cover for you needs. Click here
to download our Proposal
form and take the first step in protecting your investment today.
DISCLAIMER: WoodlandCover provides this
information for guidance only. It is the responsibility of the owner or forest manager to ensure that adequate
fire prevention measures are taken and reviewed regularly.