For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (Class ABC) that is large enough to put out a small fire, but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle. Typically, a 2.5-pound fire extinguisher sold at your local home improvement store will be a suitable size. At least one extinguisher should be placed on every level of your home. It is recommended to have additional extinguishers in extra hazard areas such as:
Install fire extinguishers close to an exit and keep your back to a clear exit when you use the device so you can make an easy escape if the fire cannot be controlled. If the room fills with smoke, leave immediately.
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An outdoor fire, burning materials other than rubbish for the purposes of; pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes. Recreational fires are permissible within the Town of Brookhaven without prior approval.
The burning of debris for the purpose of ridding a property of rubbish, garbage and excess landscaping debris, including leaves, branches, grass and the like. Open Burning is prohibited within the Town of Brookhaven without written approvals from the Division of Fire Prevention and the local Board of Fire Commissioners.If approvals are granted, there are restrictions as to the location a fire is conducted and distances from structures and adjacent properties.
No. Sky lanterns also known as Kongming lanterns, Chinese lanterns, fire balloons, or fire parachutes shall not be released into the air.
Smoke alarms should be placed in the immediate vicinity of bedrooms (i.e. hallways), in each room used for sleeping, and in each story within the home including the basement. Carbon monoxide alarms should be placed on each story containing a sleeping area and, be within 15 feet of that area.Carbon monoxide alarms should also be installed on each story that contains a carbon monoxide source.
Some amounts of propane are always left inside your tank making disposal through normal garbage collection dangerous. Any propane filling station will take old cylinders.
No, we do not close for lunch.
All operating, installation, and construction permits are valid for 1 year.
Yes, all alterations require a permit from the Division of Fire Prevention.
The required information varies by the permit you are applying for, view the requirements for each permit (PDF).
The cost varies based on the type of permit your looking to apply for, view our current fee schedule (PDF).
No permits will be accepted by the Division after 4 p.m. daily.