A burn permit grants the individual holder the right to burn small amounts of dry leaves, plant clippings, and brush as long as weather conditions do not pose a fire hazard. No building materials of any kind are allowed to be burned.
Burn permits are availabe Thursday night at the South Station from 6pm - 7pm.
Fire Prevention and Education
The department provides fire safety education for schools, daycares and civic organizations as requested and also sets up public relation events with each station as required. These include station tours, education for scouting organizations, appearances and birthday parties, etc.
Some of the free Fire Safety Prevention Programs offered include:
Children's school programs; preschool - grade 12
Cub Scout and Girl Scout station tours
Fire extinguisher classes
Businesses; fire safety programs
Retirement community programs
House visits for Birthday parties
Others available upon request
If you would like to arrange an event please contact Brenda Jenny, the Fire Prevention Chairman at 402.639.9647. 2 - 4 weeks notice is requested for all programs, thank you.
Fire Fighting is not for everyone, but volunteering can be!
The fire service is a challenging endeavor. It is this challenge that inspires most men and women to enter the fire service as a volunteer. This endeavor is not for everyone however. You need more than just desire to help people. You need courage, dedication, assertiveness and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges.
The personal rewards and satisfaction received from the volunteer fire service are often beyond description. There is a sense of accomplishment after controlling a building fire, joy and elation when a life is saved, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment in teaching fire safety.
To become a member of the Blair Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, you must be 20 years of age and be willing to participate in the many functions of the department. Some of these include drills (held three times per month), monthly meetings, special meetings, fundraising activities like Pancake Feed, Street Dance, work details and the like. Please contact Fire Chief Joe Leonard at 402.426.4262 for more information or to request an application.