Rural Fire Danger - Legal Guidelines
Decree-Law No. 82 of October 13, 2021, defines Rural Fire Danger in Article 43.
In particular, paragraph 2 states that “Rural Fire Danger is described by 'low', 'moderate', 'high', 'very high' and 'maximum' levels” and in paragraph 4 that “in municipalities and periods where the rural fire danger class is 'very high' or 'maximum', the restrictions or conditions provided for in sections II and III of Chapter V apply."
Restrictions and conditionings can be found at the following link: Restritions and conditionings
It is stipulated in paragraph 1 that the "competence for determining and advertising the rural fire danger is of IPMA, I.P., and ICNF, I.P." and in paragraph 3 that "the methodology for calculating the rural fire danger and its classes are established in a process manual prepared jointly by IPMA, I. P., ICNF, I. P., AGIF, I. P., and ANEPC."
In 2022 it was agreed that the rural fire danger is defined by the RCM index - see link