The Fire District, like most of the community, gets spring fever. You know the feeling: open the windows, air out the house, wash the curtains, clean up the yard – all the things we are happy to do to usher out winter weather. Since yard clean up often involves burning brush and leaves, we remind you to use the common sense and the Firewise approach. Firstly, listen to your back! Similar to shoveling snow, yard work with its bending and lifting can cause injury. When you need a break, take it. Drink enough water to prevent dehydration. Secondly, you must obtain an open burning permit to burn your brush. We need details such as: will you be burning in a barrel? How long will it last? Do you have a water source nearby? Please note: we will not allow burning in windy conditions. The month of March is notoriously windy. Another option is to bag your leaves and twigs for trash pick-up or start making compost for your garden. Barring windy conditions, you may obtain a permit for burning at the Fire Administration Building.