Contact: Mary Senger
Emmons County Emergency Manager
April 5, 2013
Emmons County Issues Controlled Burn Procedures
Emmons County is issuing controlled burn procedures
for their residents. Landowners, equipment operators and outdoor enthusiasts
are requested to take proper precautions during all open burning situations:
the Emmons County Sheriff’s Department (701-254-4411) before a controlled burn is started so that emergency
responders are not dispatched for reports of a fire when it is a controlled burn. Be
prepared to give your name, contact number, location of controlled burn, and anticipated duration of the burn. After the burning is completed and the fire is out, again contact this number to inform
them of the completion.
burns need to be physically manned and monitored at all times. Once
the fire has been started, do not walk away until the fire is completely out.
prepared if the fire gets out of hand. Call 9-1-1 immediately and have
resources available to mitigate the effects (tractor, digger, shovels, etc.).
Residents are urged to follow the precautions
in the ND Rural Fire Danger Guide which lists the outdoor activity guidelines for the five fire danger indices (Low, Medium,
High, Very High, and Extreme). Open burning and off-road motorized travel is prohibited when the Fire Index
is in the Extreme Category.
The ND Rural Fire Danger
Guide is posted on both County websites and the National Weather Service posts the daily North Dakota Fire Danger Index on
their website under “Fire Weather”:
Burn Ban was rescinded November 27, 2012.
Mary Senger, Burleigh and Emmons County Emergency Manager, 701-222-6727
October 1, 2012
and Emmons Counties Institute Burn Bans
Bismarck, ND—Burleigh and Emmons Counties have declared
a Fire Emergency and instituted Burn Bans effective immediately and until further notice. The areas are under abnormally
dry conditions and have either sustained or been threatened with rural fires as of this date. The burn bans (including banning campfires and garbage burning) remain in effect when the North Dakota Rangeland Fire Danger Index
is in the “Very High” or “Extreme” Index and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued.
The City of Bismarck has permanent burn restrictions in
place through an adopted fire code and is excluded from these burn restrictions.
THE PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF THIS BURN BAN IS A
CLASS B MISDEMEANOR (NDCC 37-17.1-10.1: MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF 30 DAYS IN JAIL AND $1,000 FINE).
The National Weather Service issues the Rangeland Fire Index
every morning: www.weather.gov/bis and look for “Fire Weather”.
June 27, 2012
Linton, ND—Emmons County Officials remind citizens to be safe with fireworks.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission provides the following fireworks safety tips:
- Never allow young children
to play with or ignite fireworks.
- Avoid buying fireworks that
are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they
could pose a danger to consumers.
- Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don't realize that young children suffer
injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals.
- Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to
a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
- Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
- Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
- Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
- Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
- After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or
hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.
- Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
ND State Law allows fireworks to be sold from June 27th to July 5th.
Bottle rockets are prohibited through ND State Law. The City of Linton also adheres to their Noise Ordinance; no loud, disturbing, unnecessary noises after