Fire Chief: Dale Ross
Assistant. Chief: Shane Bugg
Secretary: Karla Bowen
Help Prevent Wildfires
In June of 2008, the Burt Township Fire Department responded to 2 fires that could have resulted in loss of life, property, and wildlife habitats – a vehicle fire in the school forest and a wildfire near the Superior Dunes development. While neither were the result of improper burning ~ Do Your part, Help Prevent Wildfires by getting a burn permit.
Get your burn permit online: www.michigan.gov/burnpermit
Who Needs a Burn Permit, Who Does Not
Burn permits are issued only for:
- Evergreen needles
Ongoing burns for construction and land clearing, roadway maintenance, and uncertified party’s performing prescribed burns without a written plan require a burn permit issued by the local DNR Fire Manager.
Burn permits are NOT required:
- Cooking or recreational campfires
- Anytime there is continuous snow cover adjacent to your fire
Items that can never be burned due to air quality regulations:
- Demolition debris
- Construction materials
- Automotive parts
Local regulations vary, please check before lighting your fire.
No burn permits issued within 1400 feet of a city or village due to Department of Environmental Quality air quality rules.