TO BURN OR NOT TO BURN? THAT IS THE QUESTION…
General regulation of open burning:
Any burning that will be offensive or objectionable because of smoke or odor emissions when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fire hazards shall be prohibited. When wind speed or direction carries smoke or embers towards complainant, the fire shall be required to be extinguished.
If the Fire District is called to the scene, the commanding officer at the scene is authorized to order the extinguishment of a fire which creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation, or in violation of the adopted codes.
A person shall not cause or allow open burning within the Fire District unless such open burning is conducted under one of the following exceptions:
- Open burning—no open burning with in village limits of Lincolnshire and Vernon Hills. In Riverwoods and Unincorporated areas of the District it is allow with restrictions. A phone call to the Fire District to inform us of your intention to burn is required, so we are aware of who and where burning is taking place. The Fire District has the right to deny burning, due to weather or other conditions. Only yard waste in small piles no more than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height. It must be attended at all times, with a water source available to extinguish fire.
- Recreational fires/ fire pits—open fire pits shall be located a minimum of 25 feet from all structures and combustible materials. Only dry wood or fire logs shall be permitted to be burned. Must be attended at all times
- Outdoor cooking— gas or charcoal grills shall not be placed or operated within 10 feet of any wood balcony, deck or structure except on detached one & two family dwellings
If your neighbors smoke is bothering you, please ask them to stop before calling us
The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Department’s LifeLine program instantly provides paramedics with essential personal/medical information when they arrive at a residence where an individual is unable to communicate with them and time is in short supply. The LifeLine information kit saves valuable time by providing an individual’s name, medications and emergency contacts. It is enclosed in a red Ziploc bag attached to the front of the refrigerator in the kitchen, and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods paramedics know where to look for it. A small red LifeLine sticker is placed at the home’s main entry point to alert fire or police personnel if they are ever called for an emergency. LifeLine also can be used for children in the care of a sitter. If something were to happen to a child when the parents are away, the child’s vital information would be available. This potentially life-saving program has helped Lincolnshire-Riverwoods paramedics numerous times since its inception ten years ago.
To obtain a free LifeLine kit, please call 847-634-2512 to arrange for a paramedic to come to your home or the home of someone you feel should have one, to fill out the information form and place the LifeLine packet on the refrigerator.