Does the Village allow outdoor fireplaces?
Yes, if used in accordance with Ordinance # 3126 passed in March 2002, which states the burning of seasoned firewood in an "outdoor fireplace" is allowed but only when the following are strictly adhered to:
  • Use of cured firewood only. Firewood must be cut into logs and not freshly cut or "green."
  • No burning of any leaves, twigs, or paper products.
  • The fireplace must have a secure, suitable cap and suitable screening in place on all sides to prevent embers from flying.
  • The fireplace must not be left unattended.
  • Be considerate of neighbors and use the fireplace where smoke will not disturb them.
A code official or his designate may prohibit the use of an outdoor fireplace if the products of combustion create or add to a hazardous or objectionable situation.

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1. Can the Fire Dept. check my child safety seat for correct installation?
2. Does the Fire Department offer CPR courses?
3. Can the Fire Department help counsel a child who has a problem with setting fires?
4. Will the Fire Department check my blood pressure?
5. Can the Fire Department help rescue a distressed animal?
6. Does the Fire Department fill swimming pools or pump out basements?
7. Does the Village allow outdoor fireplaces?
8. Can I use an outdoor grill (gas, propane, charcoal, barbecue, BBQ) on my apartment deck or patio?
9. Does the Fire Department give individual and group tours of the Fire Station?