FAQ

Where can I obtain a burning permit?

 

Can I burn in City Limits?

 

What are the N.C. General Statutes for Open Burning?

 

Where can I find the Air Quality Forecast Center?

 

After receiving my burning permit, who should I contact when I start to burn?

Please contact Rutherford County Communications, 828-286-2911, before you start to burn and when you finish. Do not add any new materials to the fire after 6 p.m.

 

How can I request a Fire Inspection?

Please call 828.245.2111 to schedule an appointment with the Fire Marshal.

 

How can I schedule an event with Forest City Fire-Rescue?

Please call 828.245.2111 to speak with our secretary about appointment dates and times. Please be aware that we do not schedule events on Fridays. Also allow a two week notice for these dates so we can accommodate your schedule as well.

 

How can I receive a free smoke alarm for my home?

If your family can not afford a smoke detector, contact the fire department in your area. Most fire departments have smoke detectors that they can provide for little or no charge. If you are citizen of Forest City, please contact us at 828.245.2111 to schedule an appointment for the Fire Department to come to your residence and install a smoke alarm for your home.

 

Web Pages with Relative Information:

North Carolina State Firemen’s Association

North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs

NC Department of Insurance: Office of State Fire Marshal

National Fire Protection Association

NC Association of Rescue & E.M.S., Inc.

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