North Georgia Burn Ban Helps Boost Air Quality

…said Georgia Forestry Commission Protection Chief Frank Sorrells. “By limiting outdoor burning, fewer chemicals and particle pollutants are released into the air.” The burn ban is in effect until September…

Annual Northern Georgia Burn Ban Begins May 1

…contribute to human health concerns and issues. Residents in Georgia counties not included in the annual burn ban, or wishing to conduct open burning that is exempt from the burn

Georgia Burn Ban Begins May 1

…a burn permit from the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) before burning outdoors. Permits can be secured online at GaTrees.org, by calling 1-877-OK2-BURN or contacting their county GFC office. “During this…

Wildfire Prevention

…clearing Escaped prescribed burning Some outdoor burning requires a burn permit and/or notification. The burning of household garbage is prohibited and not permitted by GFC. When preparing for any type…

Prescribed Burn Certification

…Fire in Southern Ecosystems Helpful resource for managers to plan and execute prescribed burns in Southern forests and grasslands PDF Prescribed Burn Certification Affidavit FormPDF Prescribed Burn Plan – 2021…

Special Team Dispatched to Spread Fire Safety Alerts

…always required for outdoor burning. The number one cause of wildfire in Georgia is escaped burns. The GFC reminds everyone to put safety first and when using fire outdoors to…

Law Enforcement Warns About Fake Burn Permitting Scam

…when searching for burn permit information, and emphasizes Georgia burn permits may only be obtained online at GaTrees.org, by calling 1-877-OK2-BURN (652-2876), or by contacting the local GFC county unit….

Fire Prevention Week 2020

…fire escape due to different factors, or when we overestimate our skill or comfort level. Be familiar with outdoor burning rules and regulations. If using outdoor burning as a tool…

Fire Weather

…the site keeps the real-time data current. Slow internet speeds may hamper proper functioning. Open the Georgia Wildfire Public Viewer Burn Permits and Notifications Some outdoor burning requires a burn