Volunteer Firefighter Information
The Village of Little Chute Volunteer Fire Department was originally founded in November of 1901 when the Village purchased its first fire engine. The Department was officially organized in 1907 and recently celebrated the 100th Anniversary of their service to the Village of Little Chute.
(a) Open Burning Prohibited. No person, firm or corporation shall build any outdoor fire within the corporate limits of the Village of Little Chute excepting as set forth in this Section. This prohibition on burning includes burning of construction waste and debris at construction sites.
(1) No open outdoor fires are permitted unless the following conditions apply
a. Only wood or charcoal fuels may be utilized;
b. Fire containment devices including pits shall not be permitted within twenty-five (25) feet of any combustible or structure, or within ten (10) feet of a lot line unless mutually agreed upon by the neighboring property owner.
c. The fire must be attended at all times by an adult with a access to a fire extinguisher or garden hose as a means to extinguish fire readily available;
d. No fires are permitted if the wind speed exceeds ten (10) mph.
e. Upon completion, the fire must be completely extinguished to prevent accidental re- ignition;
f. Fire pits or other fire containment devices shall not exceed four (4) feet in diameter;
g. Flames shall be kept below four (4) feet in height above the pit or other fire containment device;
(c) Chief May Prohibit. The Fire Chief is permitted to prohibit any or all bonfires and outdoor fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
(d) Chief May Permit. Controlled burning of grass or similar vegetation for environmental management purposes, or ceremonial bonfires, with prior written approval of the Fire Chief may be permitted.
(e) Burning on Streets. No materials may be burned upon any street, curb, gutter or sidewalk.
(f) Order to discontinue. The Fire Chief, his/her designee, or law enforcement officials are authorized to require discontinuance of burning if they determine that smoke emissions are offensive to occupants of surrounding properties or if the fire is determined to constitute a hazardous condition.
(g) Liability. Persons utilizing and maintaining outdoor fires shall be responsible for any liability resulting from damage caused by such fires.