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FAQ

Q: Am I allowed to burn natural vegetation?

 

A: No outdoor burning is allowed during a burn ban. There are two stages of burn bans. This page will provide more information on the differences between the two.

 

When wanting to conduct a controlled burn within the District you must follow a few simple rules. 

  • Before you are ready to burn make your burn piles manageable (10’x10’) and not closer than 50 feet from a structure or other combustible materials. 

  • Winds need to be less than 10 MPH

  • The relative humidity greater than 10%. 

  • You should only be burning vegetation!  All other materials must be approved by the District Chief and a specialized burn permit must be issued.

  • Make sure that there is not currently a burn ban in effect by calling the Burn Line at 583-BURN (2876), if no burn ban is in effect notify the recording of your name, location and call back number. Then call the District Office at 485-2367 to notify us as well.  When you are done burning please call both number back and advise them of such. 

Q: Does the Beulah Fire Protection & Ambulance District respond outside of its jurisdiction?

 

A: Yes, the District has mutual aid agreements with surrounding jurisdictions.  It is vital for us to be able to help other departments and in return they help us in our times of need.

Q: How do I get a copy of a fire or EMS report?

 

A: Call the District Office at (719) 485-2367

Q: How many smoke detectors do I need in my home?

 

A: You should have at least one smoke detector in each bedroom, the hallway and at the top of all stairways. Smoke rises, so the best place to install a detector is on the ceiling or high on an inside wall approximately 6-8 inches below the ceiling. We recommend that you buy a battery-operated smoke detector that carries the Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) logo. Newly constructed occupancies are required to have wired smoke detectors with battery backup that are all connected to sound simultaneously if one detector is activated. We recommend that you test your smoke detectors by pressing the test button monthly. If the detector fails to sound, replace the battery. Otherwise, we recommend that you replace all of your smoke detector batteries twice a year. The best time to change your batteries is at the same time you set your clocks back and forth between Daylight Savings Time and Standard Time.