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Approved Outdoor Burning Appliance Application / Permit

Note:

  1. Applicant must be the person supervising the Outdoor Burning Appliance.

  2. Application approval is subject to the conditions listed on the accompanying page.

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Schedule "C". Please fill this out, and then attach it below, along with a detailed site plan and/or letter of permission.

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    I, the above applicant, have read and understand the Approved Outdoor Burning Appliance Requirements in the attached pages and warrant my Outdoor Burning Appliance is in compliance with the requirements. I further accept any and all responsibilities and liability for damages that may occur from the use of my Outdoor Burning Appliance.

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    Approved Outdoor Burning Appliance Permit Requirements

    Only Permit Application forms that are current dated (see date on bottom of forms) will be accepted. An Approved Outdoor Burning Appliance Permit application requires; and No Permit may be issued without the following items:

      1. Completion of “Schedule B and C” of the City of Brandon Open Air Fire By-law 6746 “Approved Outdoor Burning Appliance Permit Application”.

      2. Written permission to use an Approved Outdoor Burning Appliance from the property owner or agent of the land (if different than the applicant).

      3. An inspection of the proposed site / appliance will be required prior to issuing the permit.

    “ACCEPTABLE FIRE PIT” means an outdoor receptacle that meets the following specifications: 

        (i) a minimum of 1.5 metres (5 feet) clearance, measured from the nearest fire pit edge, is maintained from buildings, property lines, or other combustible material;

        (ii) the fire pit height does not exceed 50 cm (20 inches) when measured from the surrounding grade to the top of the pit opening;

        (iii) the fire pit opening does not exceed 75 cm (30 inches) in width or in diameter when measured between the widest points or outside edges;

        (iv) the fire pit installation has enclosed sides made from bricks, concrete blocks, heavy gauge metal, or other non-combustible materials acceptable to the Fire Chief or designate;

        (v) a spark arrestor mesh screen with openings no larger than 1.25 cm (.5 inches) and constructed of expanded metal (or equivalent non-combustible material) must be used at all times to cover the fire pit opening in a manner sufficient to contain and reduce the hazards of airborne sparks; and

        (vi) the fire pit shall not be used to burn prohibited debris

    “ACCEPTABLE FIREPLACE, STOVE AND CHIMINEA” means an outdoor receptacle that meets the following specifications: 

        (i) a minimum of 1.5 metres (5 feet) clearance measured from the nearest fireplace edge is maintained from buildings, property lines, or other combustible material;

        (ii) is constructed of materials that are heat and flame resistant;

        (iii) shall not be used on wooden decks unless located 1.5 metres (5 feet) from any property line, building or other combustible structure and placed on a non-combustible surface extending 40 cm (16 inches) from the widest part of the appliance; 2016

        (iv) is equipped with a secured chimney

        (v) the chimney is equipped with a regulation screen no larger than 1.25 cm (.5 inches) and constructed of expanded metal (or equivalent non-combustible materials) and is designed to contain and reduce the hazards of airborne sparks;

        (vi) the base of the fire burning area is not less than .3 metres (12 inches) above the surrounding grade;

        (vii) the base of the fire burning appliance shall be placed upon a non-combustible surface such as earth, concrete, metal or other non-combustible materials acceptable to the Fire Chief or his designate;

        (viii) the fire chamber does not exceed 75 cm (30 inches) in width, does not exceed 60 cm (24 inches) in height and is at least 40 cm (16 inches) but no more than 60 cm (24 inches) in depth;

        (ix) outdoor solid fuel appliances shall be located on a flat, level and non-combustible base clear of overhangs such as roofs, tree branches and utility wires; and

        (x) the fireplace or stove shall not be used to burn prohibited debris. 


    Failure to comply will result in fines according to the Open Air Fire Bylaw. If Fire Pits are used without the necessary permit, offenders will be ticketed without warning. The fee for failing to comply with the bylaw is $200 as per the Open Air Fire Bylaw No. 6746.

    Inspection and Permit Issuing

    1. Permit Applications can be obtained from Brandon Fire & Emergency Services

          No. 1 or No. 2 Fire Halls, seven (7) days a week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

          By accessing the website www.brandonfire.ca “Fire Permits and Forms” section. Access and print the PDF document entitled:
          “Outdoor Burning Appliance Permit Application” 

    2. Permit Applications must be completed in full and can be delivered to Brandon Fire & Emergency Services in person, by Canada Post mail, e-mail, or fax. The fire pit must be inspected and approved by BFES before a permit is deemed valid. If not approved within thirty days, a new application must be submitted.

          Brandon Fire & Emergency Services

              No. 1 Fire Hall 

              120 – 19th Street North,Brandon, MB R7B 3X6

              Fax (204) 729-8970

              Email: fire@brandon.ca

              No. 2 Fire Hall 

              1301 - 13th Street,Brandon, MB (delivery in person only)

    3. An inspection of the proposed site / appliance will be required prior to use of the appliance and issuance of the permit.

    Note: The City of Brandon Fire & Emergency Services reserves the right to regulate and control the design, construction materials and safety precautions of all fire pits, fireplaces or stoves within the corporate limits of the City of Brandon and any land under the care of the City of Brandon.

    Please ensure that the following steps have been taken before you contact BFES to inspect your fire pit: 

        1. The fire pit has been purchased and is set up in the desired location.

        2. Ensure that all of the criteria has been met regarding the construction and placement of the fire pit.

        3. If you are renting the property, please have a letter of permission from the property owner.

        4. Ensure that any necessary surveys have been completed.

        5. Keep a copy of the fire pit permit for yourself, as well as one for BFES. A copy of the permit must be available at all times and upon request.  

    If Fire Pits are used without the necessary permit, offenders will be ticketed without warning. The fee for failing to comply with the bylaw is $200 as per the Open Air Fire Bylaw No. 6746.


    OPEN AIR FIRE BY-LAW

    An open fire pit is a great way to enjoy the outdoors year-round, but it is important to ensure that yoursis safe and legal. The City of Brandon has an Open Air Fire By-Law which governs the construction and use of fire pits. Here are some details outlined in the By-Law:

    Fire Pit Usage in Brandon

    Please be advised: We sit around fire pits to enjoy our evenings, but our enjoyments should not be a nuisance to our neighbors. Ensure that the smoke from your fire pit is not heading into your neighbour’s yard.

    NOTE: Conditions under which your fire would be extinguished by the Fire Department:

          a) Smoke Complaints - REMEMBER Smoke may not cross over a neighbour’s fence line without their permission.

          b) Unattended fires.

          c) Fire exceeding the pit size.

          d) If the fire, in our judgment, creates a special hazard.

          e) Grass, rubbish, leaves, etc. cannot be burnt within City limits. Pits are for recreational fires only.

          f) Failure to obtain a permit