Friday, April 21, 2017

City Fire Safety Standards

Division of Fire

Fire Pits

Fire Prevention Bureau

In the City, fire pits will be allowed with the following stipulations:

Must be a commercial fire pit with a screen top or a chimera, like those that can be purchased at Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc.

Use only clean, seasoned firewood or equivalent.

Recommend a water source and/or fire extinguisher located near and readily available for immediate use.

Must be supervised at all times. Be certain that the fire is completely extinguished before leaving it unattended.

Fire must be contained within the appliance, with no part of the flames extending outside the appliance or screen.

No less than ten (10) feet from any combustible structure (house, fence, shed, etc). Apartment Buildings may require twenty five (25) feet.

Fire Pits can not be used during “Air Quality Alert” days.

Any other “Open Burning” (trash, brush, etc) must be approved by the Division of Fire, Fire Prevention Bureau and must have a permit.

If there are ANY complaints from neighbors, immediate extinguishment must be done. Complaints might include, but are not limited to, smoke drifting into their house, embers drifting to their property and/or fire getting out of control.