NEW - as of March 9, 2020, burning permits can be purchased online, in addition to the traditional self-service process outside ONE location, Fire Station #2, 216 S. Dewey Street.
Before obtaining a permit, call the Burning Permit Information Line at 715-839-3882 to find out if burning is allowed for that day. Local weather and DNR burning bans will dictate if burning is allowed. Campfires or cooking fires do not require a burning permit.
1-Day, $5 - valid for date of issue only. No refunds will be issued.
3-Day, $10 - valid for three consecutive days beginning with date of issue. However, once obtained the Burning Permit Information Line, 715-839-3882, still needs to be called on each of days two and three to find out if burning is allowed that day. No refunds will be issued.
Here is a sample permit.
To obtain a burning permit online, Click Here.
For additional information, please call 715-839-5012 or 715-839-5013.
As part of its fire education/prevention efforts, the fire department welcomes groups or individuals to tour a fire station. The average duration of a station tour is 30 to 45 minutes.
Request a Tour - carefully read the listed information before completing the request form.
We are one of many fire departments that participate in a regional testing process designed to identify a qualified pool of entry-level candidates that is coordinated by the Chippewa Valley Technical College. The deadline for application submittal for the 2020-21 eligibility list has passed. Solicitation of applications for the 2021-22 eligibility list will commence in January 2021.
Please visit http://firedepartmenthiring.com for further information on the application process.
Sky lanterns have become increasingly popular as a way to celebrate. However, they pose a serious fire safety hazard and their use is prohibited by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code requirements. NFPA 1, 10.1.5, indicates "Any person who deliberately, or through negligence, sets fire to or causes the burning of any combustible material in such a manner as to endanger the safety of any person or property shall be deemed to be in violation of this code." Further, 10.11.5.1 indicates, "Open, recreational, and cooking fires shall be constantly attended by a competent person until such fire is extinguished." By releasing the lantern with an open flame, the responsible party is liable for any damage or resulting fire caused by the lantern. Another concern is that lit lanterns may cause a hazard to the flight paths of helicopters that travel to nearby hospitals and to airplanes approaching or departing the airport.
Therefore, Eau Claire Fire and Rescue prohibits the use of sky lanterns within the city of Eau Claire. If you have additional questions, please contact the Fire Inspections Division at 715-839-4825.
Further information can be found on NFPA's website.