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Watch the recruitment video made with the Leverett and Sunderland Fire Departments. The video explores the work and training that Call Firefighters do to keep our community safe and to respond to emergencies. It is posted on YouTube at the following URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgnuugLs2vA
The Fire Depertment issues many permits. Here is a partial list. Contact the department if you have any questions.
- Oil burning equipment, liquefied petroleum gas containers and systems, transportation of flammable and combustible liquids, tanks and containers, explosives, model rockets, lumber and other forest products, use and maintenance or temporary portable space heating devices and equipment used in construction, cannon or mortar firing, certificates of occupancies, sprinkler systems, burning permits, building permits, blasting, smoke detectors, fireworks, safety inspections and carbon monoxide detector inspections.
The visible posting of your house number is very important in case of an emergency. If your number isn’t posted, please post it.
- "Smoke Detectors Save Lives" so check them monthly and change the batteries at least twice a year. If you have a carbon monoxide detector, it should be checked in the same manner.
- Check your home for any hazards such as combustibles stored too close to a source of heat, frayed cords, or chemicals stored improperly.
- Create an escape plan. Have a second way out of your home in case the usual way is inaccessible. Also, plan a meeting place for all occupants so you can ensure everyone is out of the home.
- Finally, emergency vehicles can’t reach your house if your driveway is impassable because of snow or ice. Please keep your driveway clear to minimize response time to your emergency.
Brush burning season starts on January 15 and runs through April 30.
To obtain a permit:
- Online Burning Permit
- call Shelburne Control on the weekend that you want to burn at 625-8200.
Burning must take place at least 75 feet from a structure between the hours of 10:00 am. and 4:00pm.at which time the fire must be extinguished. Only one pile of brush may be burned at a time. Make sure you have water and a shovel available. The best time to burn is when there is snow on the ground. Do not wait until late March or April when dry, windy conditions may cause early closing of the season.