A Medical Burn Ban may be established by the Fire Marshal
to provide relief for citizens with a medical condition that may be adversely
affected by smoke from outdoor burning.
Citizens may request a Medical Burn Ban by having their
medical doctor complete, sign, and submit the “Medical Burn Ban Application” annually
and returning the original form to the Fire Marshal’s Office.
Citizens may request a “Medical Burn Ban application” by
contacting our office at 678-518-4980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon approval of the request, a Medical Burn Ban will be
established for a radius of approximately one quarter mile around the
intersection nearest the applicants address.
The Medical Burn Ban prohibits the burning of yard
debris, commercial pit burns, and related types of burning within the burn ban
area. Cooking fires and recreational
fires being used safely and in accordance with state and local laws and
ordinances are not included in the medical burn ban.
Medical Burn Bans will be discontinued May first of each
year with the implementation of the Summer Burn Ban by the State of
Georgia. A new application must be
completed and submitted to the Fire Marshal’s Office each year. Previously approved applicants will be
notified to renew their application by September first of each year to maintain
the medical burn ban in their area.