Good morning Norwich citizens, as of 3/19/2020 and until further notice, we have ceased issuing burn permits for Norwich. This is due to the following concerns regarding:
- potential personal exposure to COVID-19 through interactions with permit seekers;
- potential for a permitted burn to escape, resulting in increased pressure on first responders who may be needed for COVID-19-related responses; and
- potential for a permitted burn to escape, resulting in increased COVID-19 exposure among responders, landowners, and firefighters from Norwich and other towns.
The Wildland Fire Program supports this decision to avoid exposure to COVID-19 and to help everyone stay healthy by not issuing burn permits.
Thank you for your understanding,
Linda Cook, Fire Warden