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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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    Doing your part to prevent wildfires Doing your part to prevent wildfires Presentation Transcript

    • DOING YOUR PART TO PREVENT WILDFIRES…
      A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM
      THE LENOIR COUNTY DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • VISIT US ONLINE!
      WWW.LENOIRCOUNTYEMERGENCYSERVICES.COM
      WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LENOIRCOUNTYEMERGENCYSERVICES
      WWW.TWITTER.COM/LENOIRCOUNTYES
      200 RHODES AVENUE
      KINSTON, NC 28502