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How can local fire departments order wildland fire fighting gear at a low cost?

Submitted by john.sears@ver… on

Rural fire departments in Vermont can purchase wildland fire fighting equipment and PPE from the federal government supply through the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Forestry Division.  The order form and information on our annual 50/50 purchasing pogrom can be found here: https://fpr.vermont.gov/forest/wildland-fire/wildland-fire-equipment

Do I need a permit to open burn outdoors?

Submitted by john.sears@ver… on

Open Burning Permits or a “Permit to Kindle Fire” regulates open burning in every town in Vermont. Town Forest Fire Wardens are responsible for issuing open burning permits if fuel and weather conditions are safe for outdoor burning. Fire Wardens have the authority to ban open burning in their towns during times of high fire danger or hazardous local conditions. 

Can I bring firewood into Vermont?

Submitted by john.sears@ver… on

Firewood is widely recognized as a major source of non-native forest insect and disease infestations. To prevent the movement of these pests, use only local firewood and follow firewood rules that went into effect in 2016 which prohibits the importation of untreated firewood into Vermont. Visitors to Vermont State Parks and State Forests may not bring firewood UNLESS the wood is packaged, labeled as having been heat-treated, and certified by USDA or the appropriate state department of agriculture.

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