Some important information and prevention resources to help keep you and your family safe.
The Fire District does not issue burn permits. Burn Permits can be obtained by contacting the Alabama Forestry Commission at 1-800-942-3107. There are fines for illegal burning. State Law requires property owners to control fires on their property. The Fire District can assess a fee for fire fighting operations that are caused by illegal burning. Fires left unattended, burning too close to neighbors homes (state law requires 500 feet separation), set without any type of extinguishment available, no state permit, or during declared drought emergencies may require that they be extinguished. The Fire District can issue a fee of up to $1000.00 or more, if our services are required.
Be advised Lawrence County has a standing NO BURN ORDER issued by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. This order is in place from May – October. There are serious fines for burning during this time. If you have any questions, please contact ADEM at 1-888-271-7879. At no time are you allowed to burn tires, garbage, or other hazardous materials. This is both a state and federal law.
Emergency Medical Service
The Fire District responds to medical calls priority for emergency only. If available, members may respond to non-emergency medical calls. We do not transport patients. Routine transports for doctor appointments can be made through 911 by calling the non-emergency number 256-974-7201.
Inspection and Investigation Services
The Fire District does provide property inspection and investigative services. We do not show up unannounced to inspect property. Contact the Fire District Office at 256-355-0671 to schedule an inspection or if you have questions related to these services. Our Fire Prevention Bureau is required to inspect businesses and commercial properties to maintain our Class 4 fire rating. We have adopted the 2021 International Fire Code and the 2021 NFPA Life Safety Code as our standard for inspections and plan reviews.
Fire plan reviews for sprinkler systems, fire alarms, cooking suppression systems, life safety, or other plans are required by State Law. Installation and maintenance inspections are required also by State Law. Property owners with these systems should contact us with any questions.