Firefighters for Fireworks
The Kimberly Fire Department would like to bring tradition back to the Village of Kimberly by raising money to bring the annual 4th of July Fireworks display back to our community. Anyone interested in contributing to this fund raising effort, can drop off your donations at the Kimberly Village Clerks Office or mail your check to: Firefighters for Fireworks, 515 W. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly, WI 54136.
Watch as the fund raising thermometer adjacent to the Kimberly Fire Department GROWS.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
There is an increased awareness about the dangers of (CO) Carbon Monoxide.
Remember! CO is an oderless, silent killer. The symptoms include sudden flu like symptoms by all members of the household. Every home should include a CO detector, even if you have your furnace inspected annually. If you think you have a CO problem, dial 911.
Sometimes residents hesitate to call the fire department if they have a small fire or a problem that the fire department can assist with. THERE IS NO CHARGE for any fire department service. Don't let embarrassment delay a call that could mean the difference between a minor or major problem.
Open Burning (Municipal Ordinance section 5 - 2 - 9)
(a) Open Burning Prohibited.
No person, firm or corporation shall build any outdoor fire within the corporate limits of the Village of Kimberly excepting as set forth in Subsection (b) of this Section. The purpose of this Section is to prohibit or strictly control the burning of materials in the Village of Kimberly because of the air and water pollution which results from such burning. It is felt that only by completely prohibiting the outside burning of rubbish, leaves and other combustibles can this unnecessary pollution be abated. The use of outdoor portable incinerators, drums, barrels or other containers, or outdoor or inside fireplaces for the burning of leaves, trash, garbage, building materials or refuse is hereby prohibited.
- (1) Outdoor cooking over a fire contained in a device or structure designed for such use;
- (2) Controlled burning of grass or similar vegetation for environmental management purposes, with the prior written approval of the Fire Chief;
- (3) Ceremonial campfire or bonfires, with prior written approval of the Fire Chief.
- (4) The use of outdoor permanent incinerators is hereby prohibited, except upon application and issuance of an annual permit. The operation of permanent incinerators by permit shall be done in a safe and proper manner and manufacturer's specifications on the operation of permanent incinerators shall be followed. The following requirements shall be applicable:
- a. Any burning permitted under this Subsection shall be conducted in a safe, nuisance-free manner in accordance with Kimberly Fire Department rules and regulations and only at such times, locations and manner specified by the Fire Department. Permits shall only be issued by the Fire Department when it is unreasonable to dispose of the waste materials in any other manner than by burning or where a hardship would be created by such a refusal to issue said permit.
- b. Copies of all burning permits issued shall be immediately forwarded to the Chief of Police, who, with the Fire Department Chief, will examine semiannually all permits issued during the previous period and regulations necessary to limit existing permits.
- c. Burning permits may be cancelled by the issuing authority, the Fire Department, by written notice to the permit holder of the reasons for the cancellation.
- d. Permits issued under this Subsection, unless otherwise specified, shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issue, unless otherwise cancelled pursuant to this Section.
- (5) Other occasions of desirable outdoor burning not specified by this Subsection, but not as an alternative to refuse removal or disposal of which other methods are available, may be granted single occasion approval as in Subsections (2) and (3) above.
- (6) Whenever approval and special permit are granted by the Fire Chief under Subsection (b)(2), (3), (4) and (5) of this Section, the permit may specify and be conditioned on observance of safety restrictions and insurance requirements set forth therein.
- (c) Chief may Prohibit
The Fire Chief is permitted to prohibit any or all bonfires and outdoor rubbish fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
- (d) Burning on Streets. No materials may be burned upon any street, curb, gutter or sidewalk.
- (e) Liability. Persons utilizing and maintaining outdoor fires shall be responsible for any liability resulting from damage caused by his fire.