Safety T.I.P.S.

Smoke Alarms

  • Smoke alarms are one of the best and easiest safety features you can use to protect yourself, your family and your home. 
  • For smoke alarm safety tips, to have free smoke alarms installed, or to obtain a free home safety inspection, call 703-737-8600 or visit the Smoke Alarms page.


Open Burning

  • Open Burning is permitted from October 1st through February 14th, 2017 for the burning of leaves, trees, brush, yard and garden trimmings generated onsite, where street side trash service is not available for this purpose. 
  • Bonfires are allowed provided that they consist of seasoned wood, piled neatly, no more than five feet in diameter by five feet in height.  
  • Open burning is allowed under the following conditions:
    • When not otherwise prohibited as outlined in the Open Burning Prohibited section.
      such open burning must be reported to the LCFR Emergency Communications Center (ECC) at 703-777-0637 prior to ignition and when the fire is extinguished.
    • Open burning may be no closer than 50 feet from a structure.
    • Fires shall be attended by competent persons 18 years of age or older, at all                        times, with provisions for control available.
    • If at any time the fire is not attended and/or a means of extinguishment is not
      immediately available, it must be fully extinguished.
    • Open Burning Regulations

More Information

Questions may be directed to the Fire Marshal's Office at 703-737-8600.