Volunteer Fire Department
Membership is open to any person 18 years of age, who possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license. The current fire chief is Dan Muleski and the Assistant Fire Chief is Dave Schaetz.
The Fire Department has three vehicles: Engine #1 is a 1998 Pierce Pumper Fire Truck, Engine #2 is a 1975 Maxim, and Brush Truck #4 is a 2007 Ford F550.
BURNING LEAVES OR TRASH
It shall be unlawful to burn leaves and trash of any kind in the Village of Biron.
Recreational burning is permitted in a fire pit; a minimum 3-sided enclosure; or a gas, electric or charcoal kettle. Recreational burning is subject to the safety requirements listed below.
BURNING BY PERMIT
Permits for burning brush may be issued by the Fire Chief or at the Village Municipal Center. All permits are subject to Department of Natural Resources regulations and are issued annually. Once the permit is issued the DNR website dnr.wi.gov/forestry/fire or 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876) will need to be checked for burning conditions prior to burning. Burning may not be done before 6:00 p.m. and must be completed by 12:00 midnight. No burning is allowed on Sundays or holidays. To obtain a permit you may call the fire chief at 715-423-6585 or stop at the Municipal Center.
All burning is subject to the following safety requirements:
1. The fire is monitored by a responsible person until the fire is extinguished or burns out.
2. The fire is not lit on windy days or when atmospheric conditions will endanger the public health or safety.
3. The fire is located off the public right of way and in excess of 30 feet from the residence of another.
4. The fire is not used for the covert burning of plastic, rubber, garbage or other offensive materials.
5. The fire must be located off the public streets, curb, gutters and sidewalks.
Any person burning in the open, whether permitted or not, which results in a response by the Village Fire Department shall be billed for the cost of such response.