Town of Adams Forest Warden Department

Town of Adams Forest Warden Department The Adams Forest Warden Department is charged with aiding the Chief Forest Warden with the Prevention and Suppression of any and all Outside/ Wildland Fires within the confines of the Town of Adams.
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Open Burning SafetyTo burn materials in your yard, you need a permit from the Town of Adams Forest Warden.The Department...
01/07/2020
Online Application for Open Burning Permits

Open Burning Safety

To burn materials in your yard, you need a permit from the Town of Adams Forest Warden.

The Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and your Town of Adams Forest Warden limit open burning for public health and safety reasons. Learn when and where open burning is allowed, and how to do it safely.

Open Burning Permits & Restrictions

Open burning is allowed from mid-winter to early spring across most of Massachusetts
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If open burning is allowed in your community, contact your Town of Adams Forest Warden or go online at http://www.bcburnpermits.com/ to obtain an open burning permit. A message will be left on answering system stating if burning is allowed each day.

State fire wardens determine each day whether conditions are safe for open burning. Weather and air quality can change rapidly, especially in the spring, and local Forest Wardens can rescind permits when that happens.

To obtain a burning permit please provide the following information:

Name
Address of Burn
Telephone number to be reached at.

Open burning must be done:

Only brush can be burned.
No burning of leaves, stumps, grass, demolition debris or trash is allowed!!!!
Between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from January 15 to May 1
At least 75 feet from all buildings
As close as possible to the source of material being burned
A water source, such as hose or buckets of water, must be in close proximity to the burn should it need to be extinguished.

Permits are only issued between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Previously, burning permits were available beginning at 7:30 AM. The time change was necessary to comply with Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection air quality regulations.

01/04/2020

The Open Burning Season for 2020 starts January 15th and ends May 1st.
Burning Hours:
Not before 10am and out by 4pm
Agricultural debris only, anything else is prohibited by State Law. Fire must be 75 feet from any building and under control at all times. No burning of leaves, stumps, demolition debris or trash. A water hose must present and ready to use. A permit must be obtained either by going online or calling Dick Kleiner at 743-3592.
A message on my phone will leave further instructions.
Weather plays a major role if burning is allowed or not.
Have a safe burning season.
Dick Kleiner
Chief Forest Warden

Town of Adams Forest Warden Department
11/27/2019

Town of Adams Forest Warden Department

Adams Fire Department
11/27/2019

Adams Fire Department

Tonight the Adams Fire Department trained with Cheshire, Savoy, Lanesboro, and Windsor Fire Departments as well as the Adams Forest Wardens. A tanker shuttle was set up at a water site on Sand Mill Road and each tanker then transported water to a dumpsite at Hoosac Valley High School. It was a good learning experience for our newer members and our pump operators. Thank you to Assistant Chief Swistak from the Cheshire Fire Department for putting everything together and the other departments for being involved.

Town of Adams Forest Warden Department
11/13/2019

Town of Adams Forest Warden Department

West Pelzer Fire Dept.
10/21/2019

West Pelzer Fire Dept.

Smokey Bear
09/12/2019

Smokey Bear

In case you need a reminder....#OnlyYou #TBT

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Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts
09/11/2019

Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts

“Tonight... 18 years ago, 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same.”

North Adams 911
08/23/2019

North Adams 911

The Thin Gold Line Flag pays homage to the Dispatchers across the nation who often go unthanked for their vital service. 💛

Calming & comforting civilians while appropriately directing the emergency to the correct department does not begin to describe the difficulty that goes into being a dispatcher.

Town of Adams
07/26/2019

Town of Adams

AdamsCouncil On Aging
07/19/2019

AdamsCouncil On Aging

Stay Cool!

MEMA Encourages Residents to Stay SafeDuring Extreme Heat FRAMINGHAM – Hot temperatures combined with high humidity leve...
07/18/2019
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness | Natural Disasters and Severe Weather | CDC

MEMA Encourages Residents to Stay Safe

During Extreme Heat



FRAMINGHAM – Hot temperatures combined with high humidity levels are expected to create dangerous heat conditions, with the most oppressive conditions expected Saturday. High temperatures Friday-Sunday are forecast to be in the 90s to lower 100s, and dew points in the low to mid 70s. Heat index values are expected to reach the mid to upper 90s Friday, 100 to 110 Saturday, and 97 to 105 Sunday, with the highest values occurring on Saturday in eastern Massachusetts and parts of the Connecticut River valley. The hot temperatures and high heat indices can lead to serious heat related-illnesses.



“MEMA urges residents to take precautions during the upcoming extreme heat. Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle, find an air-conditioned public space, cooling center, or other cool spot for relief, and watch for heat-related illnesses,” said Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Samantha Phillips. “Please check on your family, friends, or neighbors to make sure they are safe during the extreme heat.”



Extreme Heat Safety Tips

Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20°F within 10 minutes.
Slow down and avoid strenuous activity.
Drink plenty of fluids — even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcoholic beverages and liquids high in sugar or caffeine. If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink, ask how much you should drink during hot weather.
Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Light colors reflect heat and sunlight, and help maintain normal body temperature.
Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun. Do not leave pets outside for extended periods of time.
If you must be outdoors, limit your outdoor activity to the morning and evening hours. Try to rest often in shady areas so your body temperature will have a chance to recover. Use sunscreen with a high SPF and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
If you do not have air conditioning, stay on your lowest floor, out of the sun. Use fans to stay cool and avoid using your stove and oven. Consider spending time in air-conditioned public spaces, such as schools, libraries, theaters, and other community facilities.
Check with your local authorities or Call 2-1-1 to find locations of cooling centers or shelters near you.
On hot days, more people cool off around bodies of water. Playing in and around water can increase the risk of drowning. Learn how to keep yourself and your children safe in and around water with these Water Safety Tips.
If there are power outages during warm weather, you may need to take additional precautions or go to a cooling center or emergency shelter to stay cool.
Know the symptoms of and watch out for heat-related illnesses. Call 9-1-1 to report emergencies.
Be a good neighbor. Check on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly, those who live alone, those with medical conditions, those who may need additional assistance, and those who may not have air conditioning.

Types of Heat-related Illnesses

During extreme heat, people are susceptible to heat-related illnesses. Learn how to recognize and respond to them:

Heat cramps are muscular pains and spasms caused by heavy sweating.
Symptoms: Muscular pains and spasms that usually occur in the legs or abdomen
Treatment: Get the person to rest in a comfortable position in a cooler place. Give the person water or fluids with electrolytes help them rehydrate.
Heat exhaustion typically occurs when people overexert themselves in a warm, humid place, and often affects those doing strenuous work in hot weather. Body fluids are lost through heavy sweating and blood flow to the skin increases, causing blood flow to vital organs to decrease. This results in a form of mild shock.
Symptoms: Cool, moist, pale or flushed skin, nausea, dizziness, headache, weakness, and/or exhaustion
Treatment: Get the person to rest in a comfortable position in a cooler place. Remove or loosen tight clothing and apply cool, wet cloths, such as towels or sheets. If the person is conscious, give them half a glass of cool water or fluids with electrolytes every 15 minutes, making sure the person drinks slowly. Watch the person carefully for changes in his or her condition and call 9-1-1 if it doesn’t improve.
Heat stroke is the most serious heat emergency and is life-threatening. Heat stroke develops when systems in the body begin to stop functioning due to extreme heat. Heat stroke may cause brain damage or death if the body is not cooled quickly.
Symptoms: Extremely high body temperature, hot and red skin (dry or moist), loss of consciousness, changes in level of responsiveness rapid and weak pulse, rapid and shallow breathing, vomiting, confusion, and/or seizures
Treatment: A person suffering from heat stroke needs immediate assistance. Call 9-1-1 and move the person to a cooler place. Immerse the individual in a cool bath, wrap in cold wet sheets, or cover the person in bags of ice.
For more information on heat-related illnesses and graphics, see https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html





MEMA is the state agency charged with ensuring the state is prepared to withstand, respond to, and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters, including natural hazards, accidents, deliberate attacks, and technological and infrastructure failures. MEMA's staff of professional planners, communications specialists and operations and support personnel is committed to an all hazards approach to emergency management. By building and sustaining effective partnerships with federal, state and local government agencies, and with the private sector - individuals, families, non-profits and businesses - MEMA ensures the Commonwealth's ability to rapidly recover from large and small disasters by assessing and mitigating threats and hazards, enhancing preparedness, ensuring effective response, and strengthening our capacity to rebuild and recover. For additional information about MEMA and Emergency Preparedness, go to www.mass.gov/mema.

Information on extreme heat. Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Northern Berkshire Emergency Planning Committee
07/18/2019

Northern Berkshire Emergency Planning Committee

Heat Warning: Start hydrating NOW!!!!!

The National Weather Service has issued a High Heat Advisory for our area this weekend, beginning tomorrow. STAY HYDRATED!

As a result, we have been working with our community partners and they have advised that they are monitoring and prepared to respond in the event we have community specific concerns relative to the weather. STAY HYDRATED!

The NB-REPC advises to take advantage of cool and shaded locations, utilize and enjoy the newly installed water park in North Adams, find yourself at the local lakes and ponds. Please use sun block and wear light clothing. STAY HYDRATED!

Keep pets out of vehicles and inside in cool areas. Check on the elderly and children to assure they are not being negatively impacted. STAY HYDRATED!

Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat stroke, exhaustion and cramps. STAY HYDRATED!

Call 9-1-1 if you feel nauseous, vomit, dizzy, chest pain, excessive sweating and overall weakness. STAY HYDRATED!

Thanks, NB-REPC (More information to follow)

Town of Adams Forest Warden Department's cover photo
05/20/2019

Town of Adams Forest Warden Department's cover photo

Online Application for Open Burning Permits
04/28/2019
Online Application for Open Burning Permits

Online Application for Open Burning Permits

Permits are only issued between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Previously, burning permits were available beginning at 7:30 AM. The time change was necessary to comply with Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection air quality regulations.

04/01/2019
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alerts.weather.gov

...ELEVATED FIRE RISK FOR MASSACHUSETTS ON MONDAY, APRIL 1... There is an elevated fire risk across Massachusetts for Monday, April 1st, from 8 am to 6 pm, due to forecast low relative humidity of around 20 percent as well as westerly winds gusting 25 to 35 mph. Primary concerns are with open grass....

Open Burning Safety
03/30/2019
Open Burning Safety

Open Burning Safety

To burn materials in your yard, you need a permit from the local fire department.

Online Application for Open Burning Permits
03/04/2019
Online Application for Open Burning Permits

Online Application for Open Burning Permits

Permits are only issued between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Previously, burning permits were available beginning at 7:30 AM. The time change was necessary to comply with Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection air quality regulations.

02/26/2019

Emergency Shelter is being opened at the Adams Visitor's Center. If transport is needed contact Adams Police at 413-743-1212.

Adams Police Department
02/20/2019

Adams Police Department

Please note that on Saturday, February 23rd, that Hoosac Street will be closed to thru traffic between 8:30am and 1:30pm for the funeral of Massachusetts State Trooper Michael Kleiner

02/16/2019
Officer Darren Derby

Officer Darren Derby

My heart is in pieces this morning after waking up at 4am to find you had taken your last breath before the clock struck 12. We worked many shifts together and often backing up the other. Your large stature, your gigantic smile and your smooth charisma always brought a smile to my face.
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Mike, you were a warrior through and through. Your love for the job was admirable. You sir, are a hero! You will be missed but never forgotten. It was our pleasure shutting down half the city this morning to assist your brothers and sisters of the Massachusetts State Police with getting you home. Trooper Michael Kleiner, Thank you for your service sir, we'll take it from here. God Speed. 👮🏻‍♂️💯🙏😪



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Town of Adams Forest Warden Department
02/16/2019

Town of Adams Forest Warden Department

Town of Adams Forest Warden Department's cover photo
02/16/2019

Town of Adams Forest Warden Department's cover photo

Town of Adams Forest Warden Department
02/16/2019

Town of Adams Forest Warden Department

Online Application for Open Burning Permits
01/20/2019
Online Application for Open Burning Permits

Online Application for Open Burning Permits

Permits are only issued between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Previously, burning permits were available beginning at 7:30 AM. The time change was necessary to comply with Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection air quality regulations.

Alert Hose Company
01/18/2019

Alert Hose Company

The snow is coming! Please do your part and help your volunteer firefighters by shoveling out the fire hydrant closest to your house or work. We truly hope that we will not need to utilize your fire hydrant but if need be, vital time is lost looking and digging out those buried fire hydrants. Thank you for your support and show us your shoveling masterpieces!

Town of Adams
01/18/2019

Town of Adams

01/17/2019

To All Members:

Drill for Monday 1/21/2019 has been canceled. We will see everybody the following week for drill as usual.

Berkshire Eagle
01/17/2019
Berkshire Eagle

Berkshire Eagle

Text to 911 is now available throughout the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Online Application for Open Burning Permits
01/05/2019
Online Application for Open Burning Permits

Online Application for Open Burning Permits

Permits are only issued between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Previously, burning permits were available beginning at 7:30 AM. The time change was necessary to comply with Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection air quality regulations.

12/31/2018

To the members of the Adams Forest Wardens
I wish you all a Happy New Year
Stay Safe

Emergency Alerts | Mass.gov
12/28/2018
Emergency Alerts | Mass.gov

Emergency Alerts | Mass.gov

Due to an ongoing nationwide issue affecting some household landline and wireless cellular carriers in Massachusetts, 9-1-1 calls made from either a landline telephone or cellular telephone may not go through. The initial release of information regarding this issue this morning stated that the probl...

Town of Adams Emergency Management
12/28/2018
Town of Adams Emergency Management

Town of Adams Emergency Management

Should you not be able to get through on 911 the 10-digit numbers for Adams are:

Sheriff's Control - 413-445-4559
Adams Police - 413-743-1212

12/22/2018

To all members of the Adams Forest Wardens and their families
I wish a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to all
Enjoy this festive season with family and friends
Hope to see all of you in January
Stay Safe

Chief Kleiner

BIA Wildland Fire Management - Navajo Region
12/18/2018

BIA Wildland Fire Management - Navajo Region

Navajo Region Wildland Fire & Aviation Management would like to recognize the late Jarvis J. Naswood - a husband, father, son, brother and Navajo Scout wildland firefighter. Mr. Naswood served as a firefighter since 2011 and was a core member of the Navajo Scouts Type 2 Initial Attack Crew as a Squad Leader and Crew Boss trainee. He will be missed, we send our condolences and prayers to the family and friends he left behind.

Funeral services for Mr. Naswood will be on Thursday December 20, 2018 at 11:00 am. The service location will be at the Lighthouse Church, 2045 Westview Street, Gallup, NM 87301. Burial service is scheduled at 1300 hrs at the Gallup Cemetery.

Address

1 Warden Dr
Adams, MA
01220

Telephone

(413) 743-8335

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