As of November 1, burn permits are not required for areas of Unincorporated Summit County. Please contact Summit County Dispatch at 435-336-3600 before starting the burn. This will prevent the need to unnecessarily respond to a reported fire since they have been alerted of the burn.
However, the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is still requiring that before you burn you contact them to confirm that the clearing index is suitable for a burn. Call them at 801-536-4400. Visit http://www.airquality.utah.gov/Compliance/OpenBurning/index.htm for more information on DAQ requirements.
Burn permits will again be required starting June 1, 2014.
Click on link above to listen to KPCW overview on Preparedness Fair
Open residential pile burning (tree trimmings, property maintenance debris, etc.) will be allowed through October 30 but WILL REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING PERMITS:
If you live in an incorporated city in Summit County (Coalville, Echo, Francis, Henefer, Kamas, Oakley), you must fill out an on-line application through the Utah Division of Air Quality. Applications can be found at http://www.airquality.utah.gov/Compliance/OpenBurning/form/index.php select your county and city and begin the process.
If you are not within a city limits, you must contact the Summit County Fire Warden to obtain a permit. The Fire Warden can be reached at 435-640-2075, permits will be issued Mondays through Thursdays, so plan ahead for the weekend.
In addition, you MUST notify Summit County Dispatch at 435-336-3600 prior to any burning.
If you live within the Park City Fire District limits, burning is not allowed at this time. Visit their website, www.pcfd.org/permits/ for more information on when burning is allowed.
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, September 28, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Park City Fire District Station, 736 Bitner Road, Park City
Children’s Activities – Food - Wildland Trailer Tour – Speakers
Bring the entire family and learn about:
“Creating Defensible Space” & “Wildfire Preparedness 101″
ALL SUMMIT COUNTY residents are encouraged to attend!
State Fire Restrictions: utahfireinfo.gov/fire_restrictions/restrictions.html
Local Fire Restrictions: publicsafety.utah.gov/firemarshal/RestrictedFireworksAreas.html
Updated Fire Info: utahfireinfo.gov
Weather Details: wrh.noaa.gov/slc forecast.weather.gov/hazards/slc
Traffic and Road Closures: udottraffic.utah.gov
Drinking Water: drinkingwater.utah.gov/emergency_water_storage.htm
Air and Health: Advisories/Informationairquality.utah.gov airnow.gov, health.utah.gov/asthma
Be Ready Utah Program: beready.utah.gov
Defensible space is the area around a home or other structure that has been modified to reduce fire hazard. In this area, natural and manmade fuels are treated, cleared or reduced to slow the spread of wildfire. Creating defensible space also works in the reverse, and reduces the chance of a structure fire spreading to neighboring homes or the surrounding forest. Defensible space gives your home a fighting chance against an approaching wildfire. Creating an effective defensible space involves a series of management zones in which different treatment techniques are used. Develop these zones around each building on your property, including detached garages, storage buildings, barns and other structures. The actual design and development of your defensible space depends on several factors: size and shape of building(s), construction materials, slope of the ground, surrounding topography, and sizes and types of vegetation on your property. You may want to request additional guidance from your local fire department as you plan a defensible space for your property.
Defensible space provides another important advantage during a fire: increased firefighter safety. Firefighters are trained to protect structures only when the situation is relatively safe for them to do so. The presence or absence of defensible space around a structure is a significant determining factor used in the structural triage process, as defensible space gives firefighters an opportunity to do their job more safely. In turn, this increases their ability to protect your home. It is important to remember that with wildfire, there are no guarantees. Creating a proper defensible space does not mean that your home is guaranteed to survive a wildfire, but it does need to be addressed once a year.