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Firefighters are empowered to close buildings if they cannot be inspected – Baltic News Network

On November 2, Latvia’s Cabinet passed a bill to amend the Fire Safety Law, requiring authorities to issue fire safety inspections if an official in charge of a structure, part of a structure, or the operation of a building refuses to allow a fire safety inspection. It was permission. consecutive times.

In order for the amendment to come into effect, it must be passed by Parliament.

Legislative amendments give the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) personnel with special ranks who carry out fire safety checks the power to make decisions to shut down a structure or part of a structure . They failed to convince fire safety inspections three times.

In the past, there have been several instances of authorities denying VUGD personnel access to buildings to conduct fire safety inspections. VUGD stresses that this poses serious risks to human safety. One such case was a tragedy in Riga on April 8, 2021, when a fire broke out in an illegal hostel on Merķeļa street 8, killing nine people.

https://bnn-news.com/fire-fighters-receive-authority-to-close-down-buildings-if-they-are-not-let-in-for-inspections-239705 Firefighters are empowered to close buildings if they cannot be inspected – Baltic News Network

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