Outdoor burning guidelines:
1. No burning shall be done with winds less than 6 mph or greater than 23 mph
2. Burning must commence no earlier than one(1) hour after sunrise and must be completed no later than one(1) hour before sunset
3. Only natural organic items may be burned(Grass, trees, limbs, leaves)
4. Notify local Sheriff Department or Police Department prior to burning
5. If within the city limits a burn permit must be obtained prior to burning The following items are strictly prohibited from being burned:Asphalt materials, Chemical waste, Electrical insulation, Appliances, Electronics, Bedding, Rubber, Plastic, Treated or finished wood such as demolished lumber or furniture, Petroleum products, Potentially explosive items
VIOLATIONS OF BURN REGULATIONS CAN RESULT IN FINES AND/OR ARREST
Most area volunteer fire departments will assist with controlled burns. These regulations are not set by emergency services in Mineral Wells or anywhere else, they are regulated by the state.
All Volunteer Fire Department providing fire and rescue services for eastern Palo Pinto County, TX. The MWVFD also supplements the suppression, rescue, EMS, and other operational efforts of the Mineral Wells City Fire Department.
Volunteers don't do it for the money. We can't call in sick when it's below zero at 3:00 am and the tone goes out. We don't do it for the glory. We don't do it for the fame. We do it because something inside of us asks, what would happen if we didn't do it.
We like to use this section to spotlight some our volunteers from time to time. Right now everyone is more afraid of the camera than any fire.
We don't just fight fires. We are involved with our community in numerous ways. MWVFD is involved in the schools, city beautification projects, MDA fill the boot and more.
Want to make a donation? MWVFD can accept donations through this web page, through postal mail or in person. All donations go to help with obtaining new gear, equipment and training for our firefighters. Donations are tax deductible.