Fire Department

If you wish to burn clean, ordinary combustibles such as leaves, brush or untreated lumber or have a camp or cooking fire, state law requires you obtain a fire permit unless the ground where you are burning is completely covered with snow. (Gas grills or charcoal fires in a container up and off the ground on your own property do not require a fire permit.) Conditions permitting, fire permits may be obtained from the Online Burn Permitting System, the Forest Fire Warden, Ernst Kling, or Deputy Forest Fire Warden, Charles Ragan. Before lighting a fire, notify the dispatch center at 643-2222 where and when you will be burning.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Michael C. Hinsley Emergency Management Director
Kevin Lahaye Forest Fire Deputy
Charles Ragan Forest Fire Deputy / Permit Issuer
Henry Stokes Forest Fire Deputy
Scott Thompson Forest Fire Deputy
Douglas Vogt Forest Fire Deputy
Ernst Kling Forest Fire Warden/Permit Issuer
Aaron Rich Fire Chief
Michael Mundy Deputy Fire Chief

Board Members