Implications of Ineffective Forest and Land Fire Multi-Regulatory Disaster Management Policies in Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia

Dody Ruswandi, Bambang Slamet Riyadi, Sumartono, Syamsul Maarif, Andy Fefta Wijaya, Mochammad Rozikin
2021 Journal of Southwest Jiaotong University  
This study aims to analyze the legislative and executive public officials' actions in establishing multi-regulatory policies regarding forest and land fire disaster management in Indonesia. The present study represents descriptive qualitative research. The theory of power and authority, public policy theory, and collaborative governance theory were utilized to sharpen the research results. The data was analyzed using an interactive analysis. The results of the analysis were based on ontology,
more » ... istemology, and sociology research. To empower the prevention of forest and land fires in Indonesia, a vision and mission of public policies related to forest and land fires are needed; building prevention and suppression facilties; providing information to companies and the community regarding regulations and sanctions if forest fires are carried out deliberately; and a balanced provision of good land management. Forest and land fires can also be reduced by proper forest management focused on reducing trees, bushes, and grass that are too dense in fire-prone areas because they are flammable and can facilitate bigger and longer fires. A forest with trees that are spaced out is a good preventive measure in fire management. The research result shows that public officials have made multi-regulations so that the implementation is not effective. The results of this research are to be able to revise regulations that public officials have made. The researchers suggest that relevant state institutions as public officials in making regulations on forest and land fire management in Indonesia should conduct it in the form of one regulation and one institution, covering the holistic governance of disaster reduction.
doi:10.35741/issn.0258-2724.56.1.19 fatcat:6cqa75j7nbgdnjgm3bdigqvuye