BURN PERMIT SYSTEM in Missoula County Montana
Local fire officials, cooperating with the Missoula City-County Health Dept., have been issuing Burning Permits since 1990. The result is a reduction in the number of fire escapes and 911 calls leading to non-critical dispatch.
Missoula County Fire Protection Association members want to prevent unwanted fire and its more destructive effects. One way to do this is to regulate the use of fire through a burn permit system.