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Lifting Partial Fire Restrictions Imposed 7-19-2022

Upon the recommendation of the Sheridan County Fire Warden and the Fire Chiefs of the Rural Fire Protection Districts, the Sheridan County Commissioners have rescinded Resolution 22-07-025 which lifts the Partial Fire Restrictions imposed on July 22, 2022.  Effective immediately open burning will be allowed in Sheridan County.
The public is urged to be very cautious with any open burning in the County.  Weather conditions can quickly change this time of year, grass and other light fuels can dry if the weather warms up or the winds blows, making for high fire danger.  

Prior to any planned burning, please: Notify the Dispatch Center at 307-672-2413 so the fire department doesn’t show up uninvited; Check the weather forecast for warnings and if increased winds or dry conditions are predicted, avoid burning prior and during that time; Have fire tools, water, and a phone readily available; Do Not delay calling for help if your burn gets out of hand. early response can minimize control efforts and potential damage; and please do not leave your fires unattended.

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Wildfire Awareness Newsletter

The Wildfire Awareness Newsletter is produced as part of the Sheridan County Fuels Mitigation Program, and is funded through the Western States Wildland Urban Interface Grant Program, which is offered by the Wyoming State Forestry Division (WSFD) in partnership with the USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry branch. 


Rural Fire Departments

Big Horn Fire Department

Jon Warder, Chief
PO Box 501
Big Horn, WY 82833
307-672-7465

Clearmont Fire District

Josh McKinley, Chief

cfdfire@rangeweb.net
PO Box 126
Clearmont, WY 82835
307-758-4303

Dayton Fire Department

Rick Bilodeau, Chief

http://www.daytonwyoming.org/fire.html
PO Box 430
Dayton, WY 82836
307-655-9406

Goose Valley Fire Department (Sheridan Area Rural Fire Protection District)

Alan Trumbull, Chief

Email:  

Website http://goosevalleyfire.com/
PO Box 641
Sheridan, WY 82801
307-674-6844

Story Fire Department

Heather Watt, Chief

Email: Storyfiredept@hotmail.com
website: http://storywyoming.org/volunteer-fire-dept.html
PO Box 4
Story, WY 82842
Work: 406-581-1129

Ranchester Fire Department (Tongue River Fire Protection District)

Donnie Dobrenz, Chief

Email: TongueriverFD@gmail.com
Ranchester, WY 82839
307-655-9561


Rural Fire Districts

Big Horn Fire District

Lonnie Wright, Chair

DJ Purcell, Treasurer
PO Box 501
Big Horn, WY 82833
307-672-7465

Clearmont Fire District

Jeremy Thomas       PRESIDENT

Paul Foster                VICE PRES.

John Auzqui         SEC/TREAS

Michele Rienke           BOARD MEMB.

Tell Mack                   BOARD MEMB.

PO Box 126
Clearmont, WY 82835
307-758-4303

cdcfire@rangeweb.net

Dayton Fire Protection District

Marty Masters, Chair

Dave Munsick, Vice Chair

Emerson Scott, Treasurer

PO Box 112
Dayton, WY 82836
307-752-2363

Sheridan Area Rural Fire Protection District

Tim Thomas, Chair

Craig Achord, Secretary

Pete Husman, Treasurer

PO Box 641
Sheridan, WY 82801
307-674-6844

SARFPD@gmail.com

Story Fire District

Mike Onstott, Chair
Don Eady
Steve Weast

PO Box 4
Story, WY 82842
Work: 307-763-9607

Storyfiredept@hotmail.com

Tongue River Fire Protection District

Ray Baker, Chair

Bill White, Vice Chair

Rita Cherni, Treasurer

PO Box 307
Ranchester, WY 82839
307-655-9561


Fireworks

Fireworks Resolution 18-05-017

Adoption of Rules & Regulations Governing the Sale & Use of Fireworks

Section 4(b):

4(b)The use of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Sheridan County is authorized only on the following dates each year, except as specifically prohibited in Subsection (c) of this Section:

  • Memorial Day Weekend (Friday through Monday);
  • Flag Day (June 14);
  • July 1 – 7; and
  • New Year’s (December 31 and January 1).

(c)The use of fireworks is prohibited:

  • Within fifty (50) feet of any occupied structure;
  • On county and other public roads and highways;
  • On all lands or easements owned by Sheridan County and its agencies and departments; and
  • Between the hours of 11:30 pm and 6:00 am, provided that the prohibition of this Paragraph shall not apply between 11:30 pm on December 31 and 2:00 am on January 1.

Fireworks Permits

Permit for supervised public displays of fireworks approved by the local Fire Chief and the Sheridan Board of County Commissioners: Fireworks Permit(Revised January 2019)

Please allow 3-4 weeks for the processing of your Fireworks Permit.

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