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FIRE NOTICES

**Partial Fire Restrictions are in Effect**

Due to the critical fire conditions in Sheridan County, Partial Fire Restrictions will be implemented effective 9:30 AM August 12, 2019.  The Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners took this action upon the recommendations of Chris Thomas, County Fire Warden and rural fire department Chiefs.

The restrictions are similar to previous years and apply to all open burning outside of incorporated cities and Federal lands within the County, which may have their own restrictions.  The County restrictions provide guidance when welding, grinding, branding, and using of burn barrels.  Use of fireworks and exploding targets are prohibited.

In response to public comments, new this year is language that allows for small “recreational” fires at residences with 20 feet of inflammables around the fire.  This should allow for a small fire in green back yards for cooking, warmth, religious, ceremonial, or other special purposes.  The restrictions will remain in effect until removed, usually when cooler and wetter weather arrives this fall.

Resolution 19-08-024 Partial Fire Restrictions in Sheridan County


Wildfire Awareness Newsletter

Red Grade Fuels Reduction and Outreach Project

This newsletter is produced as part of the Red Grade Fuels Reduction and Outreach Project, but contains useful information for residents throughout Sheridan County


Rural Fire Departments

Big Horn Fire Department

Alan Telck, Chief
PO Box 501
Big Horn, WY 82833
307-672-7465

Clearmont Fire District

Arty Thomas, Chief

cfdfire@rangeweb.net
PO Box 126
Clearmont, WY 82835
307-758-4303

Dayton Fire Department

Rick Bilodeau, Chief

http://www.daytonwyoming.org/fire.html
PO Box 430
Dayton, WY 82836
307-655-9406

Goose Valley Fire Department (Sheridan Area Rural Fire Protection District)

Bob Williams, Chief

Email: chiefbobwilliams@outlook.com

Website http://goosevalleyfire.com/
PO Box 641
Sheridan, WY 82801
307-674-6844

Story Fire Department

Ken Damon, Chief

Email: ken.damon72@gmail.com
website: http://storywyoming.org/volunteer-fire-dept.html
PO Box 4
Story, WY 82842
Work: 307-752-5880

Ranchester Fire Department (Tongue River Fire Protection District)

Donnie Dobrenz, Chief

Email: trfd@trcable.tv
PO Box 307
Ranchester, WY 82839
307-655-9561


Rural Fire Districts

Big Horn Fire District

Lonnie Wright, Chair

DJ Purcell, Treasurer
PO Box 501
Big Horn, WY 82833
307-672-7465

Clearmont Fire District

Jeremy Thomas, Chair

Brent Winter, Vice-Chair

Warren Adams, Treasurer

James Delaney, at large member

Cole Benton, at large member

PO Box 126
Clearmont, WY 82835
307-758-4303

Dayton Fire Protection District

Emerson Scott, Chair

Tom Scott, Treasurer

Marty Masters, Secretary

PO Box 430
Dayton, WY 82836
307-655-9406

Sheridan Area Rural Fire Protection District

Tim Thomas, Chair

David Masters, Secretary

PO Box 641
Sheridan, WY 82801
307-674-6844

Story Fire District

Mike Onstott, Chair
PO Box 4
Story, WY 82842
Work: 307-763-9607

Tongue River Fire Protection District

Ray Baker, Chair

James E. Hallworth, Sr., Treasurer

PO Box 307
Ranchester, WY 82839
307-655-9561


Fireworks

Fireworks Resolution 18-05-017

Adoption of Rules & Regulations Governing the Sale & Use of Fireworks

Section 4(b):

4(b)        The use of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Sheridan County is authorized only on the following dates each year, except as specifically prohibited in Subsection (c) of this Section:

(i)            Memorial Day Weekend (Friday through Monday);

(ii)           Flag Day (June 14);

(iii)          July 1 – 7; and

(iv)         New Year’s (December 31 and January 1).

(c)           The use of fireworks is prohibited:

(i)            Within fifty (50) feet of any occupied structure;

(ii)           On county and other public roads and highways;

(iii)          On all lands or easements owned by Sheridan County and its agencies and departments; and

(iv)         Between the hours of 11:30 pm and 6:00 am, provided that the prohibition of this Paragraph shall not apply between 11:30 pm on December 31 and 2:00 am on January 1.

Fireworks Permits

Permit for supervised public displays of fireworks approved by the local Fire Chief and the Sheridan Board of County Commissioners: Fireworks Permit (Revised January 2019)

Please allow 3-4 weeks for the processing of your Fireworks Permit.