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
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
(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
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
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
The Fire Chief is
permitted to prohibit any or all bonfires and outdoor
rubbish fires when
atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires
(d) Burning on
Streets. No materials may be burned upon any street, curb,
gutter or sidewalk.
Persons utilizing and maintaining outdoor fires shall be
responsible for any liability resulting from damage caused by his
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