Burn permits are required for all fires larger than a simple campfire and are available free of charge during normal busies hours at Jungwirth Ace Hardware store. Burn permits are issued for one day at a time and are not available on Sundays or Holidays. Please remember with or without a permit you are responsible for your fire and any damage that fire may cause.
The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department offers a host of fire prevention and education opportunities. IF you would like a member to speak with your community group about fire prevention, education or other fire department related activities please fell free to contact us.
If you are a business owner who wants to make a change or are hoping to be a businessowner in Sister Bay or Liberty Grove and are wondering how the Fire Codes and regulations may effect you please feel free to call the Fir Department. We are always happy to talk with businessowners about their proposed changes and how those changes may effect the way the building is impacted by the Wisconsin Fire Codes. We find it very beneficial to both the business owner and the Fire Department to be involved in these discussions early on to prevent any surprises.
Smoke detectors are required in all homes and dwelling units and need to be tested and maintained regularly and replaced per the manufacturers guidelines. IF you have nay questions or need assistance with determining how many detectors your need, what type of detectors would work best for you or where they should be located please give us a call.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, highly toxic gas that is undetectable to the human senses. Cardon monoxide detectors are required in any location the allows sleeping and has any device that may create carbon monoxide. These devices may include but not be limited to fuel oil or propane fired heaters, furnaces, stoves, ovens, dryers, water heaters or fire places.
The Fire Department encourages residents to purchase and install carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. Carbon monoxide detectors can be purchased at local businesses. Contact the Fire Department for recommendations on the type of detector to purchase and where it should be located within your home.
The Fire Department encourages residents to have fire extinguishers in case of fire. They can by purchased at local businesses. Contact the Fire Department for information on the type and size of extinguisher that is needed. We can also tell you where the extinguisher should be located and how to use them.
The acronym PASS is used to help people remember the correct steps to operate a fire extinguisher:
– Pull the safety pin by twisting and removing it from the handle.
– Aim the extinguisher at the base of the flames.
– Squeeze the handle to expel the extinguishing agent.
– Sweep the nozzle side to side at the base of the fire.
Contact the Fire Department if you would like assistance in determining what kind of extinguisher is best suited for your home or business, what size extinguisher is most appropriate and where the extinguisher should be located.
For those business owners who are interested the Fire Department will provide fire extinguisher training for your staff on request.
– All grills (charcoal and propane) must be placed a minimum of 10 feet from any building. The further the better.
– No grills of any kind are permitted above ground level such as a balcony or deck.
– Be mindful of where the smoke from your grill is going.
– Clean your grill. Grease and other gunk can catch fire inside your grill if you let it build up.
– Always keep a close eye on your grill when you are cooking. Just because its outside does not mean it’s safe.
– No grilling indoors or in your garage.
– Do not put your grill away until completely cooled down.