Obtain a Burn Permit

Burning permits focus attention on the safe use of fire. From October 15 through May 15, anyone starting an open-air fire within 500 feet of a forest, grassland, or woodland must by law secure a burning permit from the Division of Forestry. Permits are not required for burning in containers such as a metal barrel with a ½" mesh screen cover. Anyone needing to burn within an incorporated city should contact city authorities about any local burning ordinances. Many towns and cities have their own burning regulations that supersede the Division of Forestry’s burning permit program.

Permits are free of charge and may be obtained by calling 423.239.5811. Burning permits are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on holidays. Permits may be obtained in advance for weekends and holidays.

For information on what materials may NOT be burned in Tennessee, please visit Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Open Burning Guidelines by clicking hereTo report illegal burning, please call toll-free 1-888-891-TDEC.

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East Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department has began our annual fund drive. Within the upcoming days all of the residents that live within our immediate response area should receive a solicitation letter asking for your assistance to help us with our expenses over the next year. East Sullivan County Fire Department constantly strives to maintain the highest quality equipment for the safety of our members, and this is done through the continued support of the residents. Donations to the department can be mailed to the station in the envelope included with your solicitation letter. Also, you may donate online via PayPal by visiting our online donation page by clicking here.

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2014 Call Volume
Jan 11
Feb 9
Mar 31
Apr 8
Total 59

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East Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department
3287 Weaver Pike
Bristol Tennessee 37620




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