Open burning is prohibited in March, April, May, October, and November
O.R.C. 1503.18 is under the authority of the Ohio Division of Forestry.
This law prohibits outdoor open burning statewide in unincorporated areas during the months of March, April, May, October, and November between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. This ban includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.
During spring, wildfire danger is high before plants have turned green, and in fall, fire danger is high due to abundant dry leaves and dead grass. Warm, windy weather in both seasons also contribute to elevated fire risk. Always be sure to use a proper burn barrel when burning outdoors during legal hours.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE IS NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEB SITE
In an emergency within Lucas County, call 911 from any wired or wireless phone.
An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from local fire, EMS, or law enforcement agencies.
Call 911 if:
Other examples of warning signs of medical emergencies:
When you call 911, be prepared to answer the call-taker’s questions, which may include:
Examples of NON-EMERGENCY situations include:
Finally, do not hang up until the call-taker instructs you to do so. You may be given instructions to tell you exactly what to do to help in an emergency until help arrives, such as providing step-by-step instructions to aid someone who is choking or needs first aid or CPR.
While waiting for help to arrive, if given specific instructions, carry them out. Do not move someone who is injured unless they are in danger. Make it easy for us to find you, send someone to meet us or turn on porch lights. Other things that you can do: place pets in a room away from rescuers, gather medical information, give easy access to patient-clear a route, if possible.
If you dial 911 by mistake, or if a child in your home dials 911 when no emergency exists, do not hang up—that could make 911 officials think that an emergency exists, and possibly send responders to your location. Instead, simply explain to the call-taker what happened.