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 Fire Safety and Tips


One of the many jobs that the Auburn Fire Fighters accomplish in their daily schedule is to educate and provide fire prevention tips.  This section contains valuable information for the public so that they can keep themselves, their families and neighbors safe.  Some of the information here are useful websites, fun activities for children, and other resources to help educate not only the children but the adult population as well.  Safety is our number one goal and should be yours too!

The Auburn Fire Department has a Fire Prevention Bureau.  The staff in this bureau is responsible to schedule life safety inspections along with follow ups when corrections are needed.  Also the staff investigate fires, handle juvenile fires, enforce a variety of safety codes and educate the public in Fire and EMS prevention classes.  If you have any questions you can reach them at 207-784-5433 ext. 22.


Here are some useful and interactive websites for all ages:

Frequently Asked Questions for Auburn Citizens:

Safety Tip Sheets

Home Fire Prevention

"Arthur": Fire Safety Tips

Pool Safety 101:

Chimney Safety Alert:

Halloween Safety Tips:

Winter Fire Safety Tips:

Thanksgiving Safety Tips:

Winter Weather Tips For Cars

Christmas Safety Tips:

 Christmas Tree Movies: Water Your Tree

Childrens Safety for Online:

Oct 29, 2012
As the Maine winter begins to settle in and weather patterns start to become unstable, we would like to remind all Auburn Citizens to be prepared for those unpredictable weather moments.
Apr 27, 2012
  As the weather is becoming more suitable to be outside and the house chore list is becoming longer as the days progress the Auburn Fire Fighter’s Local 797 would like to remind citizens to take some precautionary steps to prevent injury and a loss in property damage this spring.
Dec 09, 2011
Christmas Time Safety Tips From Local 797               As the holiday season approaches, the Auburn Firefighters would like to remind citizens of some safety tips.  We are here to provide services to our citizens, and our number one goal is to keep you informed.
Dec 07, 2011
Being Smart During the Winter Season   As snow is a familiar headache to Maine, we the Auburn Firefighters want to remind the citizens to take some extra precautions during this snowy season.   We ask citizens to clear snow from fire hydrants that are near their homes.
Jul 09, 2011
SUMMERTIME SAFETY TIPS   Summer is here – warm days followed by cool evenings are perfect for being outside. To help you have a safe and enjoyable summer, the Auburn Fire Department hopes you keep the following safety tips in mind.   Wear a helmet and appropriate footwear.
Jun 04, 2011
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May 01, 2011

Preventative Measures for Burning Brush


  1. Obtain a burn permit

·        Any of the three fire stations in Auburn you can obtain a burning permit from

·        Permits need to be done in person, the same day the fire will occur and they are free!!!

·        You do not need a permit to use your outdoor fireplace, provided it is used only for a warming or cooking fire

·        No permit is required to use a gas or charcoal grill or hibachi.  (Grill can not be used anywhere with a roof or floor above it and shall be a minimum of 5 feet away from any combustibles.  They shall not block any egress or exit points.)

You can not burn:

·        Tires

·        Rubber Products

·        Asphalt Shingles

·        Tar

·        Paint or solvent sludge

·        Rubbish or refuse

·        Garbage

·        Paper, cardboard or wood boxes

·        Leaves

·        Wire Insulation

·        Animal Remains

  1. Watch the weather and fire danger

·        Weather plays an important and uncontrollable factor in fire behavior especially if it involves forest/brush fires.

·        The fire department uses the Forest Fire Danger Report to make the decision wither or not it is safe to burn.  This report is updated daily at roughly 0830 and can be reviewed at:

  1. Burning is not allowed within 25 feet of a public way or within 50 feet of a building
  2. Make sure you have plenty of help (never burn alone)

·        We strongly recommend that you have at least 2 adults there during the fire that way someone is always watching the fire

·        Do not kindle a fire on another person’s property without a permit and the landowner’s written permission

·        You are responsible for any damage your fire causes

  1. Always have tools available: shovels, water source, garden hose, fire extinguisher, buckets of water, a cell phone to call 911, and plenty of help.
  2. Keep yourself and members around the fire safe from heat and ambers.

·        Use proper clothes to protect yourself for example leather boots, leather gloves, pants, a sleeved shirt, and safety glasses or goggles

  1. Never leave your burn unattended, it is illegal.
  2. Always do a double check when the burning is completed to ensure it is “Out”
  3. Build campfires away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, rotten stumps, logs, dry grass and leaves.
  4. Surround your fire with rocks and build on a 10 foot-diameter circle of mineral soil.
  5. Keep your fire small.                        
  6. Call the Auburn Fire Department dispatcher at (207) 784-5431 after you have finished burning and it has been extinguished completely.


If the Fire or Police Department receives any complaints or if a nuisance or dangerous situation is created, burning will cease immediately.



Call the Fire Department early if the fire becomes out of control and do not attempt to fight the fire. Always be Safe! Don’t wait till it is to late, call 911 if you lose control of your burn!




   For more information use the following link: Maine Forest Service





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