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Burn Ban Lifted for Wilson County

posted Sep 18, 2012, 6:28 PM by Eagle Creek VES

Effective September 17, 2012, the burn ban has been lifted.

Burning during a Burn Ban Procedures are as follows (You can download a copy here):

ALL BURNING MUST BE DONE IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF WILSON COUNTY (NOT WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF ANY MUNICIPALITY).
All burns must follow the TCEQ Outdoor Burn Regulations for Texas.
All burns other than these Exceptions (Firefighter Training, Fires for Cooking, and Domestic Waste Burning) must be permitted through the Wilson County Health & Public Safety Office.
Exceptions:
·         Firefighter Training must be done by a Fire Department.
·         Domestic waste—in other words, household trash or rubbish—may be burned. To qualify for this exception, the waste must
o   Come from a property that is
§ (1) designed to be a private residence and
§ (2) used exclusively as a private residence for no more than three families.
o    Be burned on the property where it was produced. For example, kitchen garbage, untreated lumber, cardboard boxes, packaging, clothing, grass, leaves, and branch trimmings.
o   Be burned in a barrel with a means of controlling sparks and embers from leaving the barrel (screen or grate), with a way of controlling and keeping the fire from spreading and
o   Be monitored during burning by an adult with a means of extinguishing the fire.
·         Cooking Fires should be done using caution, with a way of controlling and keeping the fire from spreading and monitored during burning by an adult with a means of extinguishing the fire.
And other burns as required by the Outdoor Burning Regulations of Texas
All other burns will be subjected to the permitting process.
To receive a permit to burn:
Call the Wilson County Health & Public Safety Office at (830) 393-8503 during normal business hours (8 AM -1200 noon and 1 PM - 5 PM) on the day you would like to burn.
Weekends and/or Holidays burn permits must be obtained on the day before the Weekend and/or Holiday between 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM. (The Fire Weather Forecast Information by the National Weather Service for weekends is posted between 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM).
Before a burn permit is issued this information is required:
Who:              What is the Name of the responsible party doing the burn and a phone number at the burn site where the responsible party can be reached.
What:             What you are burning.
Where:           What is the Address where the burn is being done.
When:            What Time are you going to burn?
How:              How are you going to control the fire and keep it from spreading?
 
Requirements
·         Begin burning no earlier than one hour after sunrise and no later than one hour before sunset
·         Burning must end the same day
·         A responsible party must be present while the burn is active and the fire is progressing.
·         Winds must be from 6 to 23 mph during the burn period.
·         Burning during temperature inversions or air stagnation advisories is prohibited.
·         Begin or continue burning only when wind direction and other weather conditions are such that smoke and other pollutants will not present a hazard to any public road, landing strip, or navigable water (e.g. lake, river, stream or bay) or have an adverse effect on any off-site structure containing “sensitive receptors.”
·         Post someone to flag traffic if at any time the burning causes or may tend to cause smoke to blow onto or across a road or highway.
·         Keep fires downwind of, or at least 300 feet (90 meters) away, from any neighboring structure that contains sensitive receptors. This requirement may be waived only with the prior written approval of whoever owns or rents the adjacent property and either resides or conducts business there.

Burn Ban in Effect for Wilson County

posted Aug 15, 2012, 1:50 PM by Eagle Creek VES   [ updated Aug 15, 2012, 1:52 PM ]

At the August 13th, 2012 Commissioners' Court Meeting, the Court discussed and approved a burn ban for Wilson County. More information can be found at the county website.

A copy of the order prohibiting outdoor burning can be found here.

Press Release for ECVES Ambulance 1254

posted Aug 1, 2012, 10:25 AM by Eagle Creek VES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT: 
Ed Schriber
Chief, Eagle Creek Volunteer Emergency Services 
(830) 393-7283

EAGLE CREEK V.E.S. PLACES DONATED AMBULANCE INTO SERVICE

Eagle Creek, August 1st, 2012  -  Chief Ed Schriber, EMS Director Shirley Schriber, and ECVES President Paul Schlogel are pleased to announce that a donated ambulance, Ambulance 1254, has been placed into service. Obtained from Community Volunteer Fire Department, the ambulance is in excellent condition and will be serving as the primary unit for the service area. 

Ambulance 1254 is a Type I Frazier ambulance that is built on a 2006 Chevrolet 3500 chassis. The ambulance has a diesel engine and contains an on-board Onan generator. The ambulance is a substantial asset to the service area and the county. It was acquired at minimal cost to Eagle Creek Volunteer Emergency Services (ECVES). ECVES made a capital investment of $10.00 to cover the transfer of the ambulance with approximately an additional $500.00 for operational readiness (installation of communication equipment, adding department logos, and medical supplies). All costs were covered solely by ECVES.

Ambulance 1254 is registered with the Texas Department of State Health Services as a BLS (Basic Life Support) unit with MICU (Mobile Intensive Care Unit) capability. The ambulance will be the primary unit for ECVES coverage area. Ambulance 1253 will become the secondary unit, replacing the decommissioned Ambulance 1252. ECVES now has two operational ambulances for 911 response to support nearly 17,000 residents in the western part of Wilson County.

ABOUT EAGLE CREEK VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY SERVICES
Eagle Creek Volunteer Emergency Services (ECVES) is a 501 (3) (c) not for profit corporation serving the western area of Wilson County, Texas. The corporation was initially established as Eagle Creek Volunteer Fire Department on October 30th, 1993, but organized and started serving the community in November 1992.

Emergency medical services were organized in April of 1999. In May of 2000, the Eagle Creek Volunteer Fire Department charter was amended. The amendment changed the name of the corporation to Eagle Creek Volunteer Emergency Services to support the change in mission by offering emergency medical services in addition to fire suppression services.

For more information, contact Ed Schriber, ECVES Chief.

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