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The Hopedale Fire Department would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!!

FIREWORKS

First and foremost, the possession and use of Fireworks are illegal in the State of Massachusetts.

Here are a few, not so friendly, facts about Fireworks:
• In 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 17,800 reported fires, including 1,200 total structure fires, 400 vehicle fires, and 16,300 outside and other fires. These fires resulted in an estimated eight reported civilian deaths, 40 civilian injuries and $32 million in direct property damage.

• In 2013, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,400 people for fireworks related injuries; 55% of 2014 emergency room fireworks-related injuries were to the extremities and 38% were to the head.

 

 

 

 

OPEN AIR BURNING SEASON

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation regulates open air burning for local Fire Departments. The Open Air Burning Season runs from January 15th through April 30th each year. During the Open Air Burning Season only brush is allowed to be burned from 10am until 4pm on days that meet specific Open Air Burning regulations. Conditions that may cancel open air burning include, but are not limited to; dry weather for long periods of time, extreme wind conditions and poor atmospheric conditions that won’t allow for smoke dispersal.


COOKING / AMBIANCE FIRES

Many residents like to have cooking and/or ambiance fires in the warmer weather months. Outdoor cooking/ambiance fires are allowed year-round and is not subject to open burning limits. The Fire Department must be made aware of these fires in advance. Cooking/Ambiance fires are a privilege not a right. The Fire Department has the right to deny a resident from having a cooking/ambiance fire. The following conditions MUST be met before a resident may have a cooking/ambiance fire;

• Permission by the Fire Department
• Fire must be in a Chiminea, Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit
• Fire must not pose a hazard to any property
• The Smoke does not create a nuisance or health hazard in the neighborhood
• Ordinary wood ONLY is being burnt. NO Construction debris, leaves, hazardous waste or chemicals may be burned at any time.
• The Chiminea, Outdoor Fireplace and/or Fire Pit shall be used on a non-combustible surface at grade-level (i.e. not on a deck) and is not under anyt type of overhand, roof and/or canopy
• An extinguishing source (water hose/fire extinguisher) must be within 50 feet of the fire

If the Fire Department reserves the right to revoke permission of person(s) having a cooking/ambiance cooking fire and may order the fire to be extinguished at any time.

 



Check your Detectors

Please be sure to check the batteries in your Smoke Detectors as well as your Carbon Monoxide Detectors every 6 months!!!

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Hopedale Fire Department
40 Dutcher Street
Hopedale, MA 01747
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