Doing your part to prevent wildfires

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Doing your part to prevent wildfires

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

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