Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department - Station 550
From the Chief….
I’ve had a few calls over the past couple of weeks about the procedure for burning tree limbs and brush in the Town of Double Oak. The following is the procedure for getting a permit to burn within the Town Limits.
default_titleYou must call the Denton County Fire Marshal’s Office at 940-349-2840 or log onto their website and fill out an Application for Open Burning Permit.
default_titleThe determination, if it is a Burn Day, is done every morning between 8 am and 9 am. This determination is done by the Texas TCEQ and not the Denton County Fire Marshal.
default_titleOnce you have the permit, you are cleared to burn. It always better if you call the Double Oak VFD (972-539-7683) and leave a message that you have a permit and will be burning. Please remember to leave your Name, Address and Phone Number.
default_titleYou can only burn limbs and brush. No construction materials or any other products can be burned.
default_titleYou must remain with the fire at all times and have a water hose in the area if the burn gets out of hand. All fires must be extinguished by sunset.
default_titleThe smoke from the burn must not cause a nuisance to your surrounding residences. This can be controlled by not starting with a large fire, but starting with a smaller fire and adding limbs and brush to it as it burns down.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at the Fire Department (972) 539-7683.
Let's Not Meet Like This
Although the meme is funny, here are some safety tips:
- Turn off lights when asleep or away from home. - Never use indoor extension cords for outside lighting. - Unplug light strings before changing bulbs. - Do not overload extension cords. - Do not use indoor lights outdoors. - Check all lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections, and throw out damaged sets.
DOVFD serves as the primary responding department for all emergencies in the Town of Double Oak and surrounding areas of Denton County. The tradition of volunteering to serve the community lives on. DOVFD is the only remaining 100% volunteer fire department in Denton County. None of our members receive any compensation for their dedicated work. For the DOVFD, the satisfaction of helping others during a difficult event in their lives is our motivation.
Our core values are to protect lives, property, and the environment through preparedness, prevention, public eduction, and emergency response. We strive to provide quality services, efficiency, effectiveness, and safety, during our service to the community.
This has the latest information for open burning in Denton County.