|INFORMATION FOR VISITORS
Rules for visitors
Visitors are requested:
· To protect the cultural heritage of the reserve;
· To use the sites for leisure and to make fires carefully,
leaving them in good order;
· To respect the rights and interests of others.
Visitors are requested not to:
· Climb and descend from the slopes of the hill-forts in any
places other than those indicated;
· Damage the signboards and the infrastructure;
· Drive motor vehicles on the site;
· Interfere with the work and excavations on the site;
· Make fires and camp in other places than those indicated;
· Cut down shrubs and trees.
The organisation of commercial events, photographing and filming are
permitted only under a contract with the Administration of the State
Cultural Reserve of Kernavė.
safety diagram (click here)
Fire safety rules
By Order No. ĮV-15 of
Director of the Administration of the State Cultural Reserve of Kernavė
of 23 June 2011
FIRE SAFETY RULES
OF THE STATE
CULTURAL RESERVE OF KERNAVĖ
1. The Fire Safety Rules of the State Cultural Reserve of Kernavė
(Kernavė Archaeological Site) (hereinafter referred to as the Object)
(hereinafter referred to as the Rules) provide for the general
requirements of fire safety, which must be observed by all legal and
physical entities exercising activities on the territory of the Object
(194.4 ha), as well as the persons visiting it for cultural,
sightseeing, recreational purposes.
2. The officer of the Administration of the State Cultural Reserve of
Kernavė (hereinafter referred to as the Administration) assigned by the
order of the head of the Administration of the State Cultural Reserve
of Kernavė shall be responsible for the state of fire protection of the
Object. He shall control the state of fire protection of the Object and
assume the necessary measures to comply with the requirements of fire
3. The officer of the Administration entrusted with the control of the
state of fire protection of the Object shall attend the Fire Safety
Training Programme for the Managers of Companies, Institutions and
Organisations approved by Order No. 110 of the Director of the Fire and
Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior of 20/06/2003
(Official Gazette Valstybės žinios, 2003, No. 68-3114) at least once
every three years.
4. Apart from the rules, the requirements of the General Fire Safety
Rules approved by Order No. 64 of the Director of the Fire and Rescue
Department under the Ministry of the Interior of 18/02/2005 (recast by
Order No. 1-223 of the Director of the Fire and Rescue Department under
the Ministry of the Interior of 27/07/2010) (Official Gazette Valstybės
žinios, 2005, No. 26-852; 2010, No. 99-5167) and other legal acts
regulating fire safety shall be abided by as well.
II. SAFETY AND
MAINTENANCE OF THE TERRITORY OF THE OBJECT
5. The chapter lays down the requirements of fire safety and
maintenance for the territory of the Object.
6. The Administration shall manage and maintain the territory of the
Object in compliance with the decisions set forth in the Management
Plan (Planning Scheme) of the State Cultural Reserve of Kernavė
approved by Resolution No. 291 of the Government of the Republic of
Lithuania of 08/04/2009 (Official Gazette Valstybės žinios, 2009, No.
7. While ensuring the fire safety of the Object and implementing its
maintenance, the Administration shall comply with the Fire Safety
Instruction approved by the director of the State Cultural Reserve of
Kernavė as of 07/02/2003, Cooperation Plan for Liquidation of
Emergencies and Incidents coordinated between Širvintos Fire and
Rescue Service and the Administration, Distribution Scheme of
Structures, Access Roads and Water Bodies Located on the Territory of
the Object approved by the director of the Administration to be
submitted to Širvintos Fire and Rescue Service and these
8. The Administration shall organise staff instructions on the issues
of fire safety: introductory (general), periodical (at workplace);
additional (at workplace).
9. The Administration shall control the compliance of the legal and
physical entities in the Object with the requirements of fire safety,
organise the surveillance of wooden structures and forest areas
(potential fire scenes) and immediately call the common emergency
number 112 in the case of fire and begin extinguishing it
10. Physical and legal entities performing repair or maintenance works
of the local road located on the territory of the Object, which may
impede the access of fire-fighting vehicles, shall inform
Širvintos Fire and Rescue Service by a prior written notice,
specify the duration of road repair, submit the scheme of a road
section under repair, install bypass signs.
11. The entrance gate into the territory of the Object, barriers and
other installations shall be equipped with manual control, ensuring the
possibility of opening them at any time of the day. The principal
entrances into the territory of the Object shall be equipped with the
stands featuring the plans of the territory, which shall specify the
routes to the water bodies intended for fire-fighting.
12. The roads designed for the access of fire-fighting vehicles to the
source of water (water reservoirs for fire fighting, hydrants, the
Neris, pond, etc) shall be free of any obstructions and properly
maintained. The places of access of fire-fighting vehicles to water
bodies shall be marked by special direction markers (signs).
13. The persons driving the vehicles equipped with internal-combustion
engines shall only work on the territory of the Object with the vehicle
engine, which is in good working order and has a spark arrestor; the
spot of spilled fuel, oil or other flammable liquids shall be covered
with dry sand or soil.
14. A permit issued by the head of the Administration shall be obtained
before any fire-involving works are carried out on the territory of the
15. The cut grass, trees and bushes and the pruned branches shall be
removed from the territory, whereas other waste and refuse of plant
origin shall be collected in the places designated for that purpose.
16. Physical and legal entities who carry out works in the forests
located on the territory of the Object shall be acquainted with these
rules and be capable of appropriate actions in the case of forest fire.
17. During the period favourable for a fire to occur (when snow melts
in the forest in spring and up to the beginning of rainy autumn weather
or snow) the following is forbidden in the forests located on the
territory of the Object:
17.1. to use open fire, throw burning matches, cigarette-ends and other
items, which may potentially cause fire;
17.2. to burn grass and straw on the forest soil and meadows;
17.3. to drive vehicles with internal-combustion engines (excluding the
transport of special services and the holders of permits issued by the
18. Fire may only be lit in specially prepared fireplaces at the
campsite on the territory of the Object. Once the fire is no longer
needed, it shall be carefully covered with soil or water till it is
19. Under the circumstances of the increased fire hazard, the head of
the Administration shall be entitled to prohibit on temporary basis or
to restrict the attendance of natural persons in the forests located on
the territory of the Object.
III. FIRE SAFETY
20. This chapter lays down the requirements of fire safety for the
events held on the territory of the Object.
21. The officer responsible for the state of fire safety of the Object
shall thoroughly inspect the compliance of the part of the territory
hosting the event with the requirements of fire safety: emergency
routes, means of communication, primary fire-fighting facilities. Any
identified shortcomings shall be recorded in the certificate and the
person responsible for the organisation of the event shall be committed
to eliminate them before the beginning of the event.
22. The participants of the event shall be aware of the requirements of
fire safety and the procedure of evacuation in case of fire. The events
shall have the watchkeeping personnel ensuring the compliance with the
fire safety requirements during the event.
23. The passages of at least 1.5 m crossing the principal passages
shall be left every 30 m between the tents, caravans and other
installations intended for the event. The chairs and benches for
audience shall be arranged in such a way that any obstructions would be
avoided in the event of audience evacuation. Širvintos Fire and
Rescue Service shall be notified of the place of installation of the
structures for the event and the scheme of distribution of
fire-fighting facilities and fire equipment. It is forbidden to
obstruct access roads to buildings or fire-fighting equipment by
24. The places for vehicle parking, storage of materials and properties
in connection to the organisation of the event shall be marked on the
territory of the Object.
25. Fire can be made outside campsite fireplaces during events upon a
prior written consent of the Administration only. Such temporary
fireplaces shall be installed on the sites located at least 5 metres
away from tree trunks and encircled by a 0.5 m width strip cleaned to
the extent of mineral soil layer. It is forbidden to leave a burning
fire unattended. Once the fire is no longer needed, it shall be
carefully covered with soil or water till it is completely out.
26. In the places of temporary parking, vehicles shall be parked at a
distance of at least 0.6 m between passenger vehicles and at a distance
of at least 0.8 m between trucks.
27. It is forbidden to keep trucks loaded with extremely flammable,
highly flammable and flammable substances in the places not designated
for that purpose.
28. The places of temporary parking shall be equipped with at least one
rope or a towing device (one per forty vehicles) for vehicle evacuation.
29. Technological processes and equipment used in events hosted on the
territory of the Object shall comply with the established technical
30. The frames of all technological equipment shall be grounded,
irrespective of whether other static electricity preventive measures
31. The equipment, devices and other items, which may cause sparkles,
shall not be used in the places where potentially explosive atmosphere
may be created.
32. Mechanisms with internal combustion engines and other machinery
shall be equipped with spark arrestors in good working order and
primary fire fighting facilities.
33. The Administration, along with event organisers, shall ensure a
safe use of civil pyrotechnic devices at mass events. In the cases
provided for by the General Fire Safety Rules the Administration shall
coordinate the use of pyrotechnic devices with the authority
subordinate to the Fire and Rescue Department.
34. The places hosting events and car parking places shall be equipped
with primary fire fighting facilities.
35. Electrical networks and equipment shall be installed, operated and
repaired in compliance with the requirements of legal acts. They shall
be in good working order and safe in terms of explosion and fire.
36. All electrical equipment shall be protected against short circuit
and other non-nominal voltages, which may be the cause of fire.
37. Once any failures in electrical networks and equipment causing
sparks or heating of cables, wires and engines are identified, they
shall be promptly switched off and the failures shall be eliminated.
38. Access to electrical panels and switchboards shall be kept orderly
and free of any obstructions. No substances shall be kept inside of
them and at a distance of 1 m.
39. Only flexible cables shall be used for portable electrical lamps
and other portable electrical equipment.
40. The distance from electrical lamps to flammable substances shall
not be smaller than 0.5 m.
41. The voltage of the light-bulbs used in electrical lamps shall not
exceed the voltage indicated in lamp technical characteristics.
42. When electrical equipment is in operation, it is forbidden:
42.1. to use sockets, plugs, switch-boxes, switches and other
electrical devices, which are not in good working order;
42.2. to switch on electrical lamps, lenses or heaters by flammable
42.3. to plug electrical appliances exceeding the permissible voltage
42.4. to use heating and other electrical appliances in the places not
fitted for that purpose and to leave them running unattended;
42.5. to mount electrical lamps and other items straight on electric
wires and cables;
42.6. to use uncalibrated and self-made protective devices;
42.7. to use wires and cables with damaged insulation or the insulation
which has lost its dielectric qualities in the course of operation;
42.8. to hammer wires and cables directly.
43. Wires and cables shall be connected by pressing, welding,
soldering, or by means of special connectors.
44. Only special connectors shall be used to connect the wires of
45. The wires and cables of open installation shall be additionally
protected (by armour, steel tubes, edge iron, U-shape beam, etc) in the
places where they can be mechanically damaged. The places of
unprotected isolated wires and their junctions with constructional
structures, which are not subject to inflammability requirements, shall
be additionally protected against ignition.
46. Unusable open electrical installation shall be dismounted.
47. Out-of-service electrical equipment shall be disconnected from
Facilities and Fire Equipment
48. Fire-fighting facilities shall be selected for the territory
hosting the event and their quantity shall be determined in accordance
with the requirements of the General Fire Safety Rules.
49. The territory of the Object hosting the event shall include the
notices (signs) specifying the place of storage of fire extinguishers
and other fire-fighting facilities. The notices leading to the place of
storage of fire-extinguishers shall be conspicuously displayed and
installed at the height of 2–2.5 m above the ground.
50. The amount and quality of fire-extinguishing substance in the
fire-extinguisher of expired warranty may only be inspected by the
manufacturer or its authorised representative. It is forbidden to keep
the fire-extinguishers of expired warranty in the Object and to use
them for fire-fighting.
51. Fire-extinguishers shall be:
51.1. kept at readily accessible and visible places protected against
direct sunlight at least 1 m away from heating devices;
51.2. kept in special consoles, boxes or stands or suspended not higher
than 1.5 m from the ground to the bottom of a fire-extinguisher;
51.3. stored in such a way that their instruction labels would be
52. It is forbidden to use the primary fire-fighting facilities and
inventory for other than their intended purpose.
53. The starting devices of fire-extinguishers and other fire equipment
shall be sealed.
54. Fire shields or stands for the storage of primary fire-fighting
facilities shall be installed in such a way that it would be convenient
to promptly use the fire-fighting facilities kept in them and mounted
in visible and readily accessible places.
55. Non-flammable fabric shall be stored in cases.
56. The places of water reservoirs and water sources intended for
fire-fighting and access roads to them shall be marked by special
direction markers (signs) specifying the reservoir capacity. The
direction markers (signs) shall be illuminated at night or the
information on them shall be fluorescent.