Doug Leis, FireWarden
Annual Fire Meeting
The Annual Fire Meeting will be held March 17, 2021 in the Community Room in the basement of the courthouse. Dinner will be served at 6pm, the meeting to start at 6:30pm, with the RT-130 refresher to follow.
Fire Advisory Board Meeting
The next Fire Advisory Board meeting will be held at the Annual Fire Meeting. Dinner will be served at 6pm, with the meeting to follow starting at 6:30pm.
S-130 & S-190 - March 26 & 27, 2021 in Moorcroft
S-290 course - click on the following link - https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=14
RT-130 Refresher Trainings
March 8, 2021 - Oshoto Fire Hall, 6pm
March 17, 2021 - Sundance Community Room, following the Annual Fire meeting at 6:30pm
April 5, 2021 - Moorcroft Fire Hall, 6pm
April 14, 2021 - Hulett Community Center, combined with FAB meeting at 6pm
May 19, 2021 - Aladdin Fire Hall, 6pm
CROOK COUNTY BURN BAN RESTRICTIONS RESCINDED
Crook County has rescinded the partial burn ban as of October 19, 2020. Please use caution when burning and call the sheriff's office to let them know you'll be burning at 307-283-1225.
As summer approaches in Wyoming, it is not unusual to see piles of vegetation or refuse being burned around the state. Some burning is conducted in national forests as a way to control undergrowth and some is from clean-up activities on personal property. Wherever it occurs, Chapter 10 of the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations has specific requirements for controlling smoke from burning waste, refuse, and vegetation, which is referred to as "open burning." It regulates any material that is burned in the open (i.e. not in a furnace or incinerator) that is not for recreational purposes, cooking, to provide warmth for humans or animals, or for fire extinguisher training. These requirements and restrictions are to protect the health of Wyoming residents by ensuring any burning occurs well away from populated areas and by preventing the burning of any hazardous material such as tires, asphalt shingles, railroad ties, and other materials that release hazardous pullutants into the air.
Anyone planning to conduct an open burn should contact the Wyoming Air Quality Division to see if there are any restrictions on the material to be burned and if it is necessary to obtain a permit. More information can be found at the Wyoming Air Division Smoke Management website at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/smoke-management-and-open-burning/ . A copy of Wyoming's smoke management and open burning regulations can be found on the Secretary of State's website at https://rules.wyo.gov/.
Also, don't forget - you are required to check with your local fire authority before conducting an open burn. Please click the following link for the Wyoming State Fire Marshal's Wyoming State Fire Service Directory: http://wsfm.wyo.gov/training/fire-service-directory
Learn more about open burning considerations: http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/open-burning/
To read the 2017 Annual Program Evaluation for Wyoming's Smoke Management Program: http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/smoke-management/ (the 2018 evaluation is forthcoming)
For weather and fire updates and other activities happening around Crook County: