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.
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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.
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
Ambulances are staffed by two firefighter/paramedics and during critical medical emergencies it is necessary to have more than two personnel respond in order to accomplish important medical treatments and tasks. Fire engines are staffed with two to three firefighter/paramedics and they respond to critical medical emergencies to assist the ambulance personnel.
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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.