Fire Season Regulations
Fire Danger Level is High -
We are still in fire season Please use caution
Fire season is in effect on lands protected by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Southwest Oregon District. The fire danger level is High" (yellow) and the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) is 2 (two).
The public fire prevention regulations now in effect include:
- No debris burning in piles or in burn barrels;
- No fireworks on forestlands;
- Tracer ammunition and exploding targets may not be used on forestlands or in any other wildland area;
- Sky lanterns are disallowed.
- Campfires are allowed only in designated campgrounds. Portable stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels may be used in other locations;
- Motorized vehicles are allowed only on improved roads;
- Smoking while traveling is allowed only in enclosed vehicles on improved roads;
- Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2½ pound or larger fire extinguisher. All-terrain vehicles and motorcycles must be equipped with one 2½ pound or larger fire extinguisher;
- A chain saw with a spark-emitting internal combustion engine maybe used until 10 am and resume after 8 pm.
- Mowing of dead or dry grass with equipment using a spark-emitting internal combustion engine be allowed until 10 am and resume after 8 pm. This restriction does not include mowing of green lawns, or equipment used for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops;
- The cutting, grinding or welding of metal be allowed until 10 am and resume after 8 pm.
- The use of any other spark-emitting internal combustion engine will now be allowed until 10 am and resume after 8 pm.
- Electric fence controllers must be approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories Inc., or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services, and be installed and used in compliance with the fence controller’s instructions for fire safe operation.
In the Wild and Scenic Section of the Rogue River between Grave Creek and Marial:
- Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in boats on the water, and on sand or gravel bars that lie between water and high water marks that are free of vegetation.
- All travelers are required to carry one shovel and a one-gallon or larger bucket.
- The use of fireworks is prohibited.
- Campfires, including cooking fires and warming fires, are prohibited. However, charcoal fires for cooking and built in raised fire pans are allowed on sand or gravel bars that lie between water and high water marks that are free of vegetation. Ashes must be hauled out. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels may also be used.
For more information visit SWOFire.com for up to date information on fires in our region.
This is the time to prepare your home for Wildfire Season. Call or stop by to find out information on how to create your defensible space.
We have new handbooks available for Homeowners.
are open to the public;
Next Board meeting is Wednesday October 26, 2016-
6 pm - New Training Building. Annual Audit Presentation
Please visit the following link for more information on the next meetiing. Have you considered serving on the Board of Directors? Please come to the next meeting.
Are you interested in serving your community as a board member for the Fire District? As of October 1, 2016 there is a vacancy to be filled next regular meeting.
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