The wildfire Management Group conducts education programs to increase public awareness of the prevention and hazards of wildfire. Much of this activity focuses on practical steps that people can take to reduce the threat posed by wildfire. We often partner with local fire departments to deliver this message.
Fire season Provincially is now March 15th to October 15th. As of March 15th 2014 domestic burning permits are no longer required. You must phone in 1-855-564-2876 or go online to https://novascotia.ca/burnsafe to see if it is safe to burn. Green means burn after 2:00pm and have your fire out by 8:00am, yellow means burn after 7:00pm and have your fire out by 8:00am and red means no burning at all. These restrictions are set in place for the safety of the public and burning is only permitted when it is the lowest possible fire risk. In the evenings and after/during rain events it is the safest to burn as temperatures are lower, humidity is higher and winds are calmer.
If you see someone burning when they are not supposed to be or see a wildfire please report it to either 1-800-565-2224 or 911.
Prevention is the best way to reduce the occurences of wildfires.
The fire weather index is posted aily on the departments website during the fire season.