Department of Environmental Protection

New Jersey Forest Fire Service

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Prescribed Burn Services

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service will provide two types of assistance to an applicant to aid in the safe and effective conduct of prescribed burning activities. These are:

Technical Assistance: This is provided to an applicant to ensure the prescribed burn application is in compliance with the requirements explained in this document and in accordance with safe burning practices. The Forest Fire Service's technical assistance will include the preparation of the prescribed burn plan and a site visit, if necessary, as part of the planning process; and

Operational Assistance: This is provided to assist the applicant in implementing the activities of the prescribed burn plan, including conducting the burn, ensuring it is fully contained, and completion of all necessary paperwork.