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14-05-2019, 21:52   #16
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Saw this this morning but couldn't post until home from work.



Orange forest fire warning issued by Dept. of Agriculture.


Condition: Orange - high fire risk



Warning Effective From 1200hrs 13/05/201

Effective Period Expires 1200hrs 17/05/2019


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15-05-2019, 10:25   #17
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Do we have a noticeboard system as operated in many other countries whereby if you are entering a public park/forest/etc, you encounter a suitably placed board that informs anyone entering the area of the fire risk on that day?

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No, I've never seen a sign like that. Coillte did put up "red warning - fire ban" notices at their Dublin mountain forests last year.
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15-05-2019, 13:40   #19
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No, I've never seen a sign like that. Coillte did put up "red warning - fire ban" notices at their Dublin mountain forests last year.
Could be a decent system to have so that visiting public to forests/parks can have an indication what level we are at, not just when it's at a danger level. Most people don't actively check online or wherever to see what the current status is so if everyone has to pass one of these signs entering a forest/park (most likely controlled or owned by Coillte or the government), the public would most likely take more heed. Maybe I'm being too optimistic as to how I think humans will perceive the signage and act accordingly
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In comparison to other countries our national weather warnings are fairly lacking and awareness about things such as fire is pretty much non existent bar just a few people who happen to follow the dept of agriculture on twitter.



I was surprised to find that Met Éireann don't even have fire condition warnings on their website.



A system like that would be great, it could just be an attachment notice to the typical coillte information board found at the start of nearly all walking/biking trails.
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https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/201...6-gorse-fires/

No real rain in sight either.
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16-05-2019, 21:54   #22
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There was also a large gorse fire near Belmullet appearing on the fire map tuesday evening. Appears to be gone now.
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