Public Safety

Volunteer Fire Companies

Lower Burrell is served by 2 volunteer fire companies:

  • Lower Burrell Volunteer Fire Department Number 1 (Kinloch)
  • Lower Burrell Volunteer Fire Company Number 3 (Lower Burrell)

These volunteers, who exceed a hundred, should be commended for their dedication to the Community for donating their time and services on a volunteer basis.

Fire Code Enforcement

Fire Code Enforcement Officer Mark Marmo offers:

  • Fire investigation
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire Safety Inspections
  • Life Safety Inspections
  • Pre-fire planning
  • Public Education and Awareness Program

Burning Ordinance

2 Acre Lot Size Properties

Two acres or more are permitted to burn Tuesday and Saturday of each month year round from dawn to dusk; except that Saturday burning, during the months of June, July, August and September is restricted to the hours of dawn to noon.

The fire must be at least 50 feet from property lines and 50 feet away from any structure. The fire must also be contained and supervised at all times. However, if surrounding residents complain to the City concerning the burning, the Ordinance Officer or police will require the fire to be extinguished.

Less than 2 Acre Lot Size

Burning is prohibited from April 1st to October 1st. Burning is permitted from October 2nd to March 31st. However, burning is only permitted on Tuesdays and Saturdays from dawn to dusk.

All fires must be enclosed in at least a minimum 2 foot high ring or container. Burning is not permitted any closer than 15 feet from a property line or 25 feet from any structure. The only material to be burned is wood from yard waste during burning periods.