Grilling with charcoal, propane or other grills that produce an open flame is not permitted on the decks of multi-housing buildings or within 15 feet of the building. Electric grills are permitted, but the Fire Department would like everyone to use caution even when using an electric grill. A deck fire can extend to the building’s surface quickly and travel to other decks and building openings
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We offer a range of Fire-related permits online. These include:
Smoke alarms need to be installed in every sleeping area/bedroom and on every level of your home. Carbon monoxide detectors need to be installed on every floor of the home and within 10 feet of sleeping areas/bedrooms.
An annual permit is required for any resident wanting to have a recreational fire at their residence. The permit is free of charge and states the requirements for recreational fires. Please call the Recreational Burning Hotline at 952-895-4666 prior to starting the fire. There may be a temporary burning ban in place if conditions warrant.
Fire engines are staffed with two to three firefighter/paramedics and they respond to critical medical emergencies to assist the ambulance personnel.
The Burnsville Fire Department offers FREE Heart Restart classes that teach compression-only CPR. To find upcoming classes visit the City events calendar or the Fire Department's page.