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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of June 10, 1997 No. 313-IQ

About fire safety

(as amended on 29-03-2024)

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. The basic concepts used in the Law

In this Law the following concepts are used:

1. the fire - the uncontrollable burning causing material damage, harm of life and to human health, and also the nature;

2. fire protection - set of the governing bodies, forces and means created for implementation of works on the organization of prevention and suppression of the fires main of which are wrecking;

3. fire supervision - the special type of activity on the state supervision directed to prevention of violation of regulations, standards and rules in the field of fire safety;

4. fire safety is complex of organizational, economic, social, scientific and technical, educational and propaganda measures which provide safe activities of the economic areas and objects, buildings, constructions, territorial units, the cities, areas and other settlements, prevention of possibility and distribution of the fires, their fastest detection and liquidation, protection of life and human health, eliminate influence of dangerous factors of the fires on people and the environment, save from destruction by the fire material and cultural wealth;

5. requirements of fire safety - the special conditions of social and technical nature established by the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic for the purpose of ensuring fire safety;

6. violation of requirements of fire safety - failure to carry out or insufficient fulfillment of requirements of fire safety;

7. system of ensuring fire safety - set of forces and means, and also the measures of organization-legal, economic, social and scientific and technical nature directed to fight against the fire;

8. fire prevention regime - rules of conduct of people, procedure for production organization and reduction in serviceable condition of buildings (territories) for the purpose of prevention of violation of requirements of fire safety and suppression of the fires;

9. measures of fire safety - activities in the field of ensuring fire safety, including fulfillment of requirements of fire safety;

10. suppression of the fires - the actions directed to rescuing of people and property, suppression of the fires;

11. the main wrecking connected with suppression of the fires - the prompt actions which are carried out by fire protection on rescuing of people, property, rendering pre-medical first aid by the victim from the fire;

12. products of the technology of fire extinguishing - provided for ensuring fire safety special technical and scientific and technical products, including the fire extinguishing machinery and equipment, stock of fire extinguishing, substance for fire extinguishing and fire protection, means the specialist of communication and management, the program and database for electronic computers, and also other means for prevention of the fires;

13. garrison of fire protection - set of the bodies located in certain territory, divisions of fire protection, fire and technical research and fire and technical educational institutions.

Article 2. Purpose of the Law

This Law determines the legal basis and the principles of the organization of system of the state fire-proof protection and state fire supervision operating for the purpose of fire protection in the Azerbaijan Republic of life and human health, national values, all types of property.

This Law governs the public relations on creation of the legal basis of participation of state bodies, organizations, companies and organizations irrespective of their patterns of ownership, and also citizens in elimination of the reasons and conditions of origin and distribution of the fires, on prevention and suppression of the fires, protection of life and human health, protection against destruction by the fire of all types of property and personal property of citizens, natural wealth, and also on strengthening of legality in this sphere.

Article 3. Legislation on fire safety

The legislation on fire safety consists of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, this Law and other legal acts of the Azerbaijan Republic.

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