Monday, March 1, 2021

Campfire permit suspension lifted across Chatham-Kent

Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services has lifted the municipal-wide recreational permit suspension that was put in place on April 1.

Chief Chris Case confirmed the news at Monday night’s Chatham-Kent Council meeting.

“It’s two months ago nearly since we started taking some significant changes to our operations to ensure the health and safety and well-fare, not only of our community, but our staff,” Case said.

“I’m pleased to tell that we have done a great deal of work on our operational procedures and our command staff have been able to supply themselves with a comfortable supply of PPE.”

Chief Case added: “So with that in mind, as of mid-day (on Tuesday, May 12, 2020) we will be lifting the suspension of open air burn permits.”

Case said up to this point, the Municipality had issued 81 burn permits.

“People will be free to utilize their open air burn pits and apply for other permits as of (Wednesday) afternoon,” Case added.

Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services officials said on social media if people are unsure if they need a recreational permit or not, they can visit this link.

Also, if people need to get a recreational permit, they can click here.

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