Fire Season Regulations
Fire Danger Level is Extreme -
Please Use Caution & Stay Hydrated!
Fire season is in effect on lands protected by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Southwest Oregon District. The fire danger level is "extreme" (red) 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 may not be used;
- Mowing of dead or dry grass with equipment using a spark-emitting internal combustion engine is not allowed. 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 are not allowed;
- The use of any other spark-emitting internal combustion engine will not be allowed;
- 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.
Would you like to become part of a
Community Emergency Response Team
Basic Training Sept. 17, 24 & 25
CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. Training includes basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
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are open to the public;
Next Board meeting is Wednesday August 17, 2016-
6 pm - New Training Building.
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