When is open air burning season?
Open air burning season is from January 15th through April 30th annually. You must purchase a burning permit to be able to burn and you must adhere to several restrictions. A burning permit costs $25.00 and can be obtained by visiting the Headquarters Fire Station located at 32 North Main Street between the hours of 8:00 am – 6:00 pm daily.

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1. Why does a fire engine come when I call for an ambulance?
2. When is open air burning season?
3. How do I report a leaking or broken fire hydrant?
4. Why are fire engines used to block lanes on the highway when there is an emergency?
5. How do I request a copy of a car fire, fire or ambulance report?
6. Will I be charged for false alarms?
7. What is the difference between Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS)?
8. Can I schedule a visit to the fire station or schedule fire personnel to visit us?
9. Does Andover Fire Rescue inspect child car safety seats?
10. Can I perform Community Service at the fire station or through the fire department?
11. Can the fire department fill private swimming pools/dunk tanks with water?
12. Can the fire department come out and change the batteries in my smoke/carbon monoxide detector(s)?
13. What does it mean when my smoke or carbon monoxide alarm chirps once every few minutes?
14. Can the fire department unlock my car if I leave my keys inside?
15. What can I do with an old fire extinguisher?
16. Is it safe to throw an Ionization Smoke Alarm in household trash?
17. What can I do with an old propane cylinder?