Can I have a backyard fire pit?
Yes. All charcoal grills, chimineas, fire pits, and patio heaters are allowed within the city limits. Chimineas and fire pits should be placed at least 15 feet from any combustibles. Do not place on wood decks, in enclosed patio decks or under overhangs. You should have a fire extinguisher or water hose available at all times. Do not burn garbage, leaves, rubbish, or rotten wood that will smoke. Fire pits and chimineas should have a spark arrestor screen while being used to control sparks and embers. While operating chimineas or fire pits, if the smoke or odor emission becomes offensive or objectionable, you will be required to extinguish the fire. IFC 307.1.1 (City Ordinance 8-01-06)
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1. How do I obtain a fire incident report?
2. Can I have a backyard fire pit?
3. Can I burn in city limits or outside city limits?
4. My carbon monoxide detector is beeping and we do not feel sick, what should we do?
5. Day Care Inspections: How long does it take for the inspections, how much does it cost and what do they look for?
6. Where should I place smoke detectors in my home and how should they be maintained?
7. Do I need a carbon monoxide detector and what are the symptoms of CO poisoning?
8. Is a permit and testing required for a fire alarm system?
9. Is a permit required before a fire sprinkler system can be installed and what type of testing is required?
10. Is a permit required for other suppression systems for areas such as special storage, computer server rooms, paint booths, kitchen hoods, etc.?
11. Does the Fire Department give tours, how long do they last, and what do they talk about?
12. Do you trade patches?
13. Mail boxes – how close can they be to fire hydrants?
14. How close to a hydrant can you put your driveway?
15. How close to a fire hydrant or fire station entrance can you park?
16. What are the different types of Knox Boxes, what do they cost and how long does it take to get one? Where is the best place to put the box on your building?
17. What kind of fire extinguisher should I have for my home?
18. What do firefighters do all day?
19. What is the City of Bismarck's Fire Protection Rating (a.k.a. ISO Public Protection Classification)?
20. How does the fire department know where I live?
21. How do I implement an exit drill?
22. Where can I find more information regarding fire safety?