Fire prevention involves fire risk monitoring in the entire forest reserve areas in the state of Sabah.Fire prevention involves fire risk monitoring in the entire forest reserve areas in the state. Emphasis is given to the areas shown in the map below which have been identified as the most fire prone areas.
Apart from frequent patrolling by the field staff, the Department uses an important tool for fire prevention known as Fire Danger Rating System (FDRS). The system is used to monitor the risk of forest fire outbreak during prolonged drought. It provides an indication of the ability of a fire to start, spread and cause damage. Therefore, it gives early warning of serious fire problems, so that prevention and preparedness measures can be stepped up before the fire situation gets worse.