The Town of Biscoe Fire Department proudly provides fire suppression, fire prevention & fire education for those who live, work, and travel in and through the Town of Biscoe.
Dial 911 for Emergencies, the call will be routed to the local public safety answering point.
Our mission is to provide a reliable, efficient, and safe method of protecting life, property, and the environment, by maintaining the highest standard of professionalism, and excellence in service.
The Biscoe Fire Department is a municipal volunteer fire department led by Chief Sam Stewart.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: DON’T GET BURNED!
YOU CAN BE FINED UP TO $10,000 FOR ILLEGAL OPEN BURNING IN NORTH CAROLINA
There are a lot of misunderstandings about open-air burning in North Carolina. Some people think it is always OK to burn leaves and branches in the fall. But not in cities and counties that pick up yard waste.
If local pick-up is available, you can’t burn even leaves and branches.
The North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ), Code number 15A NCAC 2D.1903B1, enforces the state open burning rules, and many local governments have additional restrictions on outdoor fires. Violating these rules can be expensive – with fines as high as $10,000 for serious cases or repeat violations. Substantial fines are assessed, even for minor or first-time violations.
Smoke Can Hurt You and Others
Why does the state have such strict rules about open burning? Smoke from outdoor fires can cause serious health problems and pollute the air. Such fires also can burn out of control, destroying forests and burning down homes.
Smoke from a burning trash pile contains many pollutants that can cause serious health problems and damage the environments. When a trash pile burns, 8 percent or more of the material ends up as air pollutants – some of which are highly toxic. Although smoke from a fire may not bother you, it could be a nuisance and serious health threat for your neighbors, particularly if they have respiratory condition such as asthma or emphysema. Long-term exposure to air pollution also can cause a number of illnesses, including cancer and heart disease.