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FVFD Prevention

District Burn Permits

To renew your existing burn permit or obtain a new permit click BURN PERMIT to begin.  In cooperation with CAL FIRE, fire districts may suspended all outdoor burning during the drier months.  Burn bans apply to both Standard and Non-Standard permits in State and Local Responsibility areas.

It is mandatory to obtain a valid burn permit for all open outdoor burning for the purpose of disposing dried, natural vegetation grown on site.  District permits are not required for small recreational or ceremonial campfires.

A standard burn permit authorizes an individual to burn a maximum of one pile (4 feet in diameter) of approved materials on the ground at a time.  Burn hours are 6:00 am until 12:00 noon on permissive burn days only.  Call (707) 443-7665 or (866) 287-6329 for burn day status.

Permit applications are obtained from NCUAQMD (North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District) at theirDistrict office 707 L Street, Eureka or by downloading the application from the link above and mailing it along with a check or money order for $15 to:


707 L Street,  Eureka, CA. 95501

USING 9-1-1

Help Us Help You: Your Guide to Calling 9-1-1 Emergency Services

To best respond to an emergency situation, call takers, dispatchers and first responders need your help. Familiarize yourself and those living or visiting your home with the following tips to ensure that the 9-1-1 call taker will be able to process your emergency call efficiently and send assistance as quickly as possible.


 • When calling 9-1-1, one of the first things you’ll be asked to provide is the location of the emer­gency you’re reporting.

• The call taker may not automatically know your location or may ask you to confirm it.

• Make sure you provide as much detail on your location as possible, such as landmarks, cross streets and mileposts.


• The current 9-1-1 system is designed for voice communications only.

• Texting 9-1-1 is not an option in most locales; you must dial 9-1-1 and speak with a call taker.

• Pull over when driving, if possible. This reduces the chance of a dropped call.

• Lock your keypad when you’re not using your phone, so 9-1-1 isn’t dialed by mistake. For the same reason don’t put 9-1-1 on speed dial.

• Do not give old phones to children as toys. A wireless phone with no active service can still call 9-1-1.

• If you accidentally call 9-1-1, stay on the line and tell the call taker that you do not have an emergency.

• Calling 9-1-1 from a cell phone is always free and it is never necessary to dial an area code.


• Call 9-1-1 for emergencies only. It is appropri­ate to call 9-1-1 when you need to save a life, stop a crime or report a fire.

• 9-1-1 is the right number to call in an emergency when a prompt response is needed.

• If you are not sure you have an emergency to report, call 9-1-1 and let the call taker decide.


 • Before you need help in an emergency, be sure to understand how the type of phone you use affects your call to 9-1-1. It is important to know the capabilities of the device you are using (landline, cellular, VoIP).

• Cell phones may not automatically tell 9-1-1 where you are so be prepared to provide de­tailed information about your location.


 • Try to stay calm, give information and follow all instructions.

• Professional call-takers are trained to get infor­mation from you. Listen carefully and answer as concisely as possible.

• Remember that even if the dispatcher is still asking questions or giving instructions, help is on the way.


 • The more you know what to expect when you call 9-1-1, the faster 9-1-1 can get you the help you need.

• You can save a life! Follow all instructions the 9-1-1 call taker gives you, and don’t hang up until the call taker does. If you get cut off, call back and explain that you were cut off.