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Tips on wildfire prevention for Spring Fire Season 2011

Tips on wildfire prevention for Spring Fire Season 2011

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  • 1. DOING YOUR PART TO PREVENT WILDFIRES…
    A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM
    THE LENOIR COUNTY DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  • 2. Spring Fire Season
    The NC Spring Fire Season
    March – May
    During these months conditions exist that can lead to rapid growth of burn piles and forest fires.
  • 3. Things You Should Know!
    Be Aware of Special Weather Conditions. You can get information from:
    Lenoir County Emergency Management
    (252) 559-6151
    National Weather Service
    www.erh.noaa.gov
    NC Department of Forest Resources (NCDFR)
    (252) 520-2400
    Sign up for Email & Text Alerts at:
    www.lenoircountyemergencyservices.com
  • 4. Fire Weather Categories
    Fire Weather Watch
    Conditions may evolve into dangerous fire situations
    Red Flag Warning
    Conditions exist that could allow fires to ignite easily and spread rapidly. Burning strongly discourages
    Burn Ban
    Issued permits are suspended or cancelled and no open burning is allowed
  • 5. What CAN Be Burned?
    Yard Trimmings
    Campfires
    Outdoor BBQ
    Bonfires for festive events
    Open vegetation (provided that winds are away from built up areas and roads, fires are at least 1,000 ft from occupied buildings, and burning is done between 8am and 9pm)
  • 6. What CANNOT Be Burned?
    Any items in a “burn barrel”
    Garbage, paper, and cardboard
    Tires and other rubber products
    Building materials, including lumber, wire, plastics, and synthetics
    Asphalt shingles and heavy oils
    Paints, household and agricultural chemicals
  • 7. Stack firewood 100ft away and uphill from home
    Clear combustible material within 20ft from home
    Mow grass regularly
    Rake leaves, limbs, and twigs in yard and from under structures
    Remove vines and dead branches that cover your home
    Burn away from trees and vegetation
    NEVER LEAVE FIRE UNATTENDED!!!
    Important Burning Tips
  • 8. Do I Need a Permit?
    If you have any questions about burn permits please contact:
    Lenoir County Emergency Services
    (252) 526-6666
    NCDFR Regional Office
    (252) 946-6481
  • 9. VISIT US ONLINE!
    WWW.LENOIRCOUNTYEMERGENCYSERVICES.COM
    WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LENOIRCOUNTYEMERGENCYSERVICES
    WWW.TWITTER.COM/LENOIRCOUNTYES
    200 RHODES AVENUE
    KINSTON, NC 28502