McKenzie County Burn Ban
March 2, 2021, the McKenzie County Board of Commissioners approved the 2021 Burn Ban. Click here.
Burn permits are required!
McKenzie County Fire Emergency and burn ban remains in place throughout the year, but only takes effect when the ND Rangeland Fire Danger Rating is in the High, Very High or Extreme category or a RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for McKenzie County. Since the daily rating changes frequently, it is prudent for us to simply keep the fire emergency and burn ban in place and use the daily fire rating to guide burning activity.
Burn Permits are required year round and requires the approval of the local fire department AND the Upper Missouri District Health Unit (they issue the actual permit). Please contact our office at 701.444.7483 or 701.444.7428 for more information. Or download the permit here.
Severe Weather Awareness Week April 26-30
Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week is an annual event to
keep the public informed and remind them of the potential risks of summer
storms. These storms can produce lightning, damaging winds, hail, flash
flooding, rural fires, power outages, and can cause the release of hazardous
materials. They also cause injury and death, as well as extensive damage to
property each year.
The best way to protect yourself, your family and community is to be informed and prepared. Go to https://www.weather.gov/bis/nd_summer_awareness_1 for more information.
NWS Bismarck SKYWARN Schedule for 2021 (all virtual)
Severe Weather and Safety Training, called SKYWARN, is free and open to the public.
Sessions will be held virtually via GoToWebinar and will last about one hour, a bit longer
based on audience questions. Register at this link and a confirmation email will be sent to you.
We'll discuss storm hazards (flash floods, lightning, tornadoes, hail and high wind) and will share
advice on how to be safe from severe weather. Our goal is to make you more Weather-Ready!
If you have questions contact John Paul Martin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, at:
Online CERT Training is going on right now! 7 people have already completed the online portion of the training. We hope to have the hands on portion up and going in May. There's still time to join us. See below or check out our CERT page.
To sign up for the online CERT classes, copy and paste the following link:
These classes are free! You do need to register with us first, then you will be given a link to sign up for the classes.
Follow our CERT Facebook page or click here CERT or the link on the left for information as well.
If a disaster happened today, could you easily find your crucial household, financial, and medical documents to recover quickly? Use the checklists in the free Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) to ensure nothing is missing. We have this in our office!! Contact 701.444.7428 for more information.
Not only is it our job in Emergency Management to prepare you for a disaster, we also can assist in preparing you for recovery from a disaster.
We need to be prepared, not scared!
If you or someone you know are having respiratory symptoms (cough, fever, or shortness of breath) please call one of the following:
Urgent Care 701.842.6470
McKenzie County Hospital 701.842.3000
For information on the vaccine and when shot clinics are available, please contact the McKenzie County Health Nurse at 701.444.3449 or go to ndvax.org.
Emergency Management is an ongoing effort to keep you, the
residents of McKenzie County, SAFE!
Emergency Management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable
communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters by using
mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery processes. This is accomplished
by coordinating with others in emergency response, government, private sector
and community stakeholders.
Our Vision is Disaster Resistant Communities!
We have a few leaflets and brochures available in Spanish.
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