Open Burning is allowed at the discretion of Fire Chief James McMorrow from JANUARY 15th to MAY 1st.
We ask you to read the instruction below to obtain a burning permit. It is preferred you do not call the Dispatch Center to inquire about burning. Please direct all questions to the Fire Department’s Business Line, 508-384-3131 x.1102.
***PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW***
SUBJECT LINE - insert your home address ONLY
BODY – list your full name, address, and phone number. Within 48 hours your request will be processed and your Permit Number will be emailed back to you. You MUST have a Burning Permit Number to burn during the Season. NOTE: PLEASE BE SURE YOUR PERMIT IS FOR THE ADDRESS LOCATION IN WHICH YOU WOULD LIKE TO BURN AT. THE PERMITS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.
Once you have obtained a Burning Permit, it is valid throughout the entire Burning Season - January 15th to May1st – for the current calendar year.
On the day you wish to burn, please call the Permission to Burn Line at the Public Safety Communication Center (508-384-6931) between 9 a.m. and 11a.m. to find out if burning will be allowed for that day.
If burning is safe on the day you wish to burn, you must leave a voicemail with your complete street address and permit number only advising the Wrentham Fire Department you are burning on the day of your call.
***IMPORTANT! IF A FIRE STARTS TO BURN OUT OF YOUR CONTROL, PLEASE CALL 911***
Drop by the Wrentham Fire Station with one (1) full-sized plan and three (3) other sets no smaller than 11” x 17” with a CHECK payable to the Town of Wrentham or CASH for $50.00 (Resident Property) or $100 (Commercial Property).
Upon arrival, you will complete the Plans Review and Inspection Request Form.
The Fire Prevention Captain will call you after he has reviewed and approved your plans.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan want to alert the public that if you are selling your home after April 5, 2010, there are changes in the state's smoke alarm regulations for homes with five or less units.
Smoke alarms use two main technologies: photoelectric and ionization. Photoelectric smoke alarms are more effective in detecting slow moving or smoldering fire situations whereas ionization detectors are slightly more effective in detecting fast moving fires. Coan said, "This change, requiring the use of dual detection technology, provides the best level of public safety by reducing nuisance alarms that lead people to disable their smoke alarms and by providing the earliest possible warning of a fire and therefore time to escape to safety."
The regulation will require that only photoelectric smoke detectors be installed within 20 feet of a kitchen or bath containing a shower, in order to reduce nuisance alarms from cooking smoke or steam that lead people to disable their smoke alarms. Areas located beyond this 20 foot area will be required to contain dual detection, both photoelectric and ionization, using either a single detector or two separate ones.
Since March 2006, all homes have been required to install carbon monoxide alarms on each habitable level in addition to smoke detectors.
For more information about smoke and carbon monoxide requirements, please refer to the Department of Fire Services website for A Guide to Massachusetts Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Requirement When Selling a One- or Two-Family Residence, http://www.mass.gov/eopss/docs/dfs/osfm/pubed/flyers/consumers-guide-w-sell-1-and-2-fam.pdf.
Selling your home? Here is how to obtain your permit:
- Fill out the Application for the Certificate of Compliance for Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms (top half only), http://www.mass.gov/eopss/docs/dfs/osfm/forms/fp-007-c-rev.pdf, and return it to the Wrentham Fire Department with a CHECK payable to the Town of Wrentham or CASH for the amount of $50.00. It is preferred the completed Application and fee is not sent via USPS mail.
- Upon arrival with the Application and fee in hand, an appointment will be scheduled for your detector/alarm inspection. It is highly recommended you schedule this inspection up to two weeks before the closing. We suggest you do not go any closer, as if there were any changes to be made, you will have ample time to make the changes and have a new inspection before the closing.