Military readies six command posts to prevent land, forest fires

Military readies six command posts to prevent land, forest fires

TNI soldiers on standby at the land and forest fire command post in Kampar District, Riau Province, on Wednesday (July 17, 2019) . (FOTO ANTARA/HO-Penrem 031/WB)

We hope that Kampar District will be free from land and forest fires in future.
Pekanbaru, Riau (ANTARA) - The Indonesian military (TNI) has set up six command posts to prevent land and forest fires in Bulu Nipis Village, Kampar District, Riau Province.

"This is part of the land and forest fire disaster mitigation efforts under the jurisdiction of the District Military Command 0313/KPR," Commander of the district military 06/SH Captain Hadi Prayitno noted in a statement released on Wednesday.

Establishment of the six command posts, involving the local people, coincided with the implementation of TNI's community service program called TNI Manunggal Membangun Desa (TMMD 105) in Kampar District.

To set up the six command posts, the TNI will build a house in the community. Each command post will have several military personnel, who will be on standby on the field.

In addition to helping combat land and forest fires, TNI personnel will be involved in preventing land and forest fires by making the public aware of the dangers of land and forest fires.

"The tasks and responsibilities of the land and forest fire control task force of the command post 6 will be oriented to routine prevention and patrolling and familiarizing the public with the dangers of forest and land fires," he explained.

Prayitno is optimistic that the TNI's efforts would help curb the number of land and forest fires in Kampar District, in particular, and Riau Province, in general.

"We hope that in future, Kampar District would be free from land and forest fires," he added.

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