• Fire Permits - Wildland Prevention and Protection

    The State of New Hampshire requires that you obtain a written fire permit for any outside fire from your local Forest Fire Warden before kindling (RSA 227). To obtain a permit, you must be 18 years of age or older, own or obtain the property owners written permission, be capable of controlling the fire, and have favorable fire weather conditions for kindling the fire.

    There are four different types of permits that you can obtain for an outside fire.

    Category One: Small controlled fire within a non-combustible ring or fire pit, less than two feet in diameter.

    Category Two: Small Controlled fire within a non-combustible ring or fire pit, less than four feet in diameter.

    Category One and Two Seasonal: Category One or Two fire permit that is useable for the calendar year.

    Category Three: Any fire, not Category One or Two not contained in a ring of noncombustible material, or a brush pile.

    Fires cannot be kindled between the hours of 9AM and 5PM, unless it is actively raining or the sole purpose of the fire is for cooking.

    Forest Fire Danger is calculated by the recent weather, winds, relative humidity and precipitation. Bennington Fire Rescue only issues permits on class one or class two days. You can click the following link or check out the Fire Danger Sign at the fire station for updated fire weather information.

    http://www.nhdfl.org/fire-control-and-law-enforcement/daily-fire-danger.aspx

    For a synopsis of the rules and frequently asked questions, click here: http://www.nhdfl.org/library/pdf/Forest%20Protection/Fire%20Law%20Brochure%20rev.%203-2010.pdf

     

    To obtain a fire permit, contact one of the following forest fire wardens, or go online to https://nhdflweb.sovsportsnet.net/

    Warden- Mike Roina 603-562-5258
    Deputy Warden- Matt Hall 603-831-3636
    Deputy Warden- Scott Plourde 603-533-1887
    Deputy Warden- Joe O’Brien 603-588-4074
    Town Office- 603-588-2189

     

    NOTE: ALL PERMITS ARE SUSPENDED DURING A FIRE WEATHER WATCH OR RED FLAG WARNING ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE