FIRE DANGER RATINGS: How do I find out the current fire danger rating, and how does that affect me?

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Each of our fire stations has a sign out front that we update daily to inform you of the current Fire Danger Rating.  You can also find the current Fire Danger Rating at the top of the home page of our website.

The National Fire Danger Rating System was designed to let firefighters and the general public know how easily a fire could start outdoors that day. There are five ratings: Extreme, Very High, High, Moderate, and Low. The ratings take into account factors such as: temperature, moisture, wind, topography, and types of vegetation. Finding out the current rating helps you know when to postpone any outdoor burning and when to be especially careful with grills, outdoor fireplaces, campfires and bonfires, equipment that may produce sparks, disposing of cigarettes/matches, and taking your RV or truck into grassy areas.

More information on the ratings is available on our Fire Danger Ratings webpage.