City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan
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Firepit Regulations
These regulations help protect our city from fire damage and individuals from serious harm
April 6th 2021

The North Battleford Fire Department would like to remind residents to follow firepit regulations as the weather warms with the season. These regulations help protect our city from fire damage and individuals from serious harm.

All firepits in the City of North Battleford are required by Bylaw 1829 to be inspected and approved by the North Battleford Fire Department. Approved firepits must meet the following requirements:

  • Limited to a diameter of 75 centimetres and be ringed with a non-combustible product

  • The appliance or product shall be separated from grass or any other vegetation by a distance of least 40 centimetres by clean earth, sand, gravel or other non-combustible material

  • The firepit must be covered with a heavy gauge metal screen with openings not exceeding 13 millimetres

  • The fire shall be located on private property, a distance of at least three meters from any property line, building or other combustible structure

These fire burning regulations must be followed:

  • Fires must be reasonably supervised to prevent their spread

  • Fires shall be adequately ventilated to ensure proper combustion and to prevent an unreasonable accumulation of smoke

  • Fires can be fueled only by charcoal or cut seasoned wood

  • Fires must not be set in windy conditions to avoid causing a running fire or a nuisance to another person

  • If smoke from a fire causes unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of another person’s property, the fire must be extinguished immediately

  • The person whom the permit is issued is responsible for any or all damages as a result of burning

Approved Firepits
Firepits do not have to be renewed annually. However, if you change or alter an approved firepit a new inspection must be completed to ensure it meets all requirements. If you are not sure if the firepit in your backyard has been inspected contact the Fire Hall at 306-445-1770, they can search their database of approved firepits.

Firepit Inspection
To have your firepit inspected for approval follow these steps.

  • Purchase your $25 inspection any time at www.cityofnb.ca/paynow then selecting “Fire Permits” or purchase the inspection at City Hall during regular business hours

  • Keep your receipt

  • Call 306-445-1770 to book your inspection

  • Present your receipt to the firefighters

  • Firefighters will wear PPE and follow COVID-19 precautions

Resources

Purchase your permit online at www.cityofnb.ca/paynow
Bylaw 1829 https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Bylaws/1829_Fire_Prevention.pdf

For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

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