Elizabeth Fire Rescue


STAGE II RESTRICTIONS

 

Burn Permit Rules:
 
· An open burn, recreational fire, (except approved devices) or bonfire cannot be conducted within the Elizabeth Fire Protection District (EFPD) without a current written burn permit.

· A burn permit can  be revoked at any time by any EFPD member, for any reason.

· Permitee must own the site or have legal access and be at least 18 years of age.

· Request a burn permit by contacting EFPD via phone at 303-646-3800. 

· Unless fire danger conditions are likely to change, Permitee is not required to contact the District prior to burning on an approved day written on the burn permit.

· Permittee shall conduct a controlled burn in the approved areas or incinerators only.

· Permittee shall extinguish the burn immediately if any of the following situations occur:

- Neighbors complain regarding the smell of smoke travel off the Permitee property.

- Winds begin to be too strong or gusty.Permitee can no longer monitor the burn.

- Permitee is instructed to do so by any EFPD personnel.

· Permittee shall monitor burn at all times until the fire is extinguished.

· Permittee shall provide the minimum of a charged garden hose, fire- extinguisher, or on-site fire-extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, and water barrel shall be available for immediate utilization.

· Permittee shall maintain adequate means of access and adequate means of communication to EFPD in case of emergency.

· Permittee shall burn fibrous, non-treated wood products in a single pile.  

· Permitee can call the District to request “Re-issue” of a burn permit issued in prior 60 days, Permitee must provide burn permit number and date the burn permit was originally issued.

· A permit issued greater than 60 days prior may require a new site inspection and permit issued at the discretion of the Chief or Chief’s designee.

 

Elbert County &
Town of Elizabeth
Burn Restrictions
“County Ordinance No. 06-01”

 
 

STAGE I RESTRICTIONS

 

For purposes of this ordinance, “Stage II Restrictions” shall prohibit the following activities:


A) Open burning, except charcoal grill fires, fires in approved portable exterior fireplaces, outdoor welding or hot work.


B) Outdoor smoking, except smoking within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.


C) The sale or use of fireworks.


D) Use of educational rockets.

 

STAGE III RESTRICTIONS

 

Open Burning

The burning of materials wherein products of combustion are emitted directly into the ambient air without passing through a stack or chimney from an enclosed chamber. 

Recreational Fire

An outdoor fire burning materials other than rubbish where the fuel being burned is not contained. The total fuel area is less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth, or similar purpose.


Bonfire


An outdoor fire utilized for ceremonial purposes.
Family reunions, picnics, parties, homecoming, etc.


Portable/Fixed Approved Outdoor Fireplac
e –

A portable/fixed, outdoor, solid-fuel-burning fireplace that may be constructed of steel, concrete, clay or other noncombustible material.  A portable/fixed outdoor fire place may be open in design with a spark arresting cover (holes no bigger than ¼”), or may be equipped with a small hearth opening and a short chimney or chimney opening in the top.


 

Open Fires or Open Burning


For purposes of this ordinance, “open fire” or “open burning” shall be defined as any outdoor fire, including, but not limited to, campfires, warming fires, charcoal grill fires, fires in wood-burning stoves, the use of explosives, outdoor welding or hot work, fireworks of all kinds or brands, and the prescribed burning of fence lines, or rows, fields, farmlands, rangelands, wildlands, trash, and debris.  Open fires shall not include:

A) Fires in camp stoves or grills, fueled by bottled gas, or pressurized liquid, and specifically designed for cooking or heating purposes.
B) Fires in permanently constructed stationary masonry or metal fireplaces specifically designed for the purpose of combustion;
C) Fires in commercially operated wood and/or charcoal fired grills designed for cooking.

 

For purposes of this ordinance, “Stage III  Restrictions” shall prohibit the following activities:

A) Open burning of any kind


B) Outdoor smoking, except smoking within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area of at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

C) The sale or use of fireworks.

D) Use of educational rockets.

E) Use of indoor fireplaces and wood-burning stoves without an approved chimney spark arrestor.

F) Use of recreational motor vehicles without an approved forest service spark arrestor.


 
The following is excepted from this ordinance:

 

Persons with a permit or written authorization from the local fire authority specifically  authorizing in advance the otherwise prohibited act or omission, after inspection by the local fire authority of the containment structure, surrounding vegetation and potential fire fuel, and the immediate availability of fire suppression apparatus.


 

Elizabeth Fire Protection District
Open Burning Protocol


 

Get a permit BEFORE you burn. It's fast, easy and it's the law

Open Burning Provisions:

¨ The maximum pile size shall be no bigger than 6x6x4.

¨ The location shall not be less than 50 feet from any structure, and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within 50 feet of any structure.

¨ Burn area must not be under any tree canopy.

¨ Fires in approved containers can be 15 feet from a structure.

¨ A pile 3 foot diameter and 2 feet high can be located 25 feet from structures.

 
Bonfire Provisions:

The location shall not be less than 50 feet for a structure or combustible material unless the fire is contained in a barbecue pit.  Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 50 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.

Recreational Fires:

Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material.  Conditions which could cause a fire to spread within 25 feet of a structure shall be eliminated prior to ignition.

BURN PERMIT REGULATIONS

For purposes of this ordinance, “Stage I Restrictions” shall prohibit the following activities:


A) Open burning, except charcoal grill fires, fires in approved portable  exterior fireplaces, outdoor welding or hot work, and the sale and use of fireworks in compliance with State and Local regulations.


B) Outdoor smoking, except smoking within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.