Town of Orange, CT
New Haven County
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The following acts are permitted under this chapter, provided that a written permit is first obtained from the Fire Marshal or Fire Wardens of the Town of Orange:
A. 
Kindling or allowing to be kindled an outdoor fire.
B. 
Bon-type fires.
C. 
A nonconforming fire or special use fire of a type other than listed in this chapter which may be required due to unique nature or condition, such as, but not limited to, a prescribed burn for forest fire control.
D. 
Fire suppression training fires in accordance with the following provisions:
(1) 
The burn must be exclusively for fire prevention training. The burning shall not be used as a means to dispose of waste material, including, but not limited to, tires and other hazardous materials.
(2) 
All hazardous materials must be removed and disposed of prior to conducting the fire suppression training removed by a licensed abatement contractor in accordance with the applicable local and state regulations regarding such activities.
(3) 
Asphalt shingles and asphalt or plastic siding shall be removed prior to the practice burn unless the Fire Chief determines that they are necessary for the fire practice.
(4) 
At least seven days before a planned practice burn, residents within a one-thousand-foot radius of the site of the proposed burn shall be notified.
(5) 
All fire suppression training shall conform to the latest edition established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions (NFPA 1403).
E. 
An annual operating permit can be issued to a resident for approved fire pits that will be used throughout the year. Such permit will require an initial inspection by the Fire Marshal to determine compliance with this chapter, and any other applicable standard. Each permit shall be valid for 12 months after the date of issuance, and must be renewed after such time.
(1) 
If a resident obtains an annual fit pit operating permit, it shall be that person's responsibility to verify that acceptable conditions exist to burn and the arrangement or configuration of such pit has not changed from the initial inspection by the Fire Marshal.
(2) 
Any changes to the location, layout, or configuration of the fire pit will require a reinspection by the Fire Marshal.