The fire protection you need to run a campsite is regulated by the new Flemish Tourism Decree of 1 April 2017. You can find the complete legal text on the website of Tourism Flanders.
In this decree, camping sites (so-called terrain-related accommodation) are dealt with separately.
On campsites, there must be enough so-called fire stations: at least 1 per group of 100 places. One fire station contains at least 2 frost-resistant foam extinguishers of 9 l or 2 powder extinguishers of 9 kg, or 3 frost-resistant foam extinguishers of 6 l or 3 powder extinguishers of 6 kg, each with a BENOR label be approved according to the EN3 standard. The extinguishers must be concealed/protected against corrosion (e.g. in plastic fire extinguishers cases or in a metal or cement construction).
The fire stations must have pictograms or the words "Firefighting material" in red letters at least 8 cm high on a white background. You should place these pictograms or words at various places on the site to indicate the direction of the fire station.
Furthermore, you must also meet one of both conditions:
- Either each extinguishing station also has a 50 litre foam extinguishing trolley or a 50 kg powder extinguishing trolley. In that case, you will also have to provide a separate water supply of at least 50m³. This could also be a nearby pond or canal (up to 200 metres away).
- Or you can install fire hydrants (1 per extinguishing station) that are connected to the water supply network all over the site.