Learn to Burn: Certified Pile Burner Course Offered

July 31, 2010

An upcoming pile burner course will teach area residents how to burn piles legally, safely and efficiently.

When the weather is dry, certified pile burners will receive priority for authorization to burn. Also, certified pile burners are allowed to burn up to two hours longer per day and get multiple day authorizations.

Florida Division of Forestry and University of Florida will offer a certified pile burner course on Wednesday, August 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Escambia County Extension Office, 3740 Stefani Road in Cantonment. Attendance is limited to 50; the cost is $50.

To pre-register, or for more information, call Libbie Johnson at (850) 475-5230, visit escambia.ifas.ufl.edu or email  libbiej@ufl.edu.


13 Responses to “Learn to Burn: Certified Pile Burner Course Offered”

  1. Kevin Bethea on August 5th, 2010 5:59 pm

    I don’t understand where all of the conspiracy folks are going with this one, burn permits have been around for many years!! I too will be glad when President Obama leaves office, if for no other reason so people will have a new person fuss about. Notice that I did capitalize his name, because no matter how much we dislike him or what he does, he is our President. As much as I disliked George Bush, and disliked how he was placed into office, I still would not disrespect the leader of the Greatest Nation in the World, refusing to capitalize his name. I am not trying to insult the person that wrote that comment, just voicing my opinion, and not hiding my name.

  2. Are you people for real? on August 1st, 2010 10:34 pm

    I’ll be prayin’ for you.

  3. EMD on August 1st, 2010 10:07 pm

    YES THEY ARE!!! We will soon see who’s an idiot.

  4. Are you people for real? on August 1st, 2010 11:36 am

    This class is not to teach you how to burn leaves in your front yard, you idiots! It’s a class designed to teach one how to safely burn a pile. A pile is an amount of debris or wood left over after landclearing or pulpwooding and is usually 15 feet high and 20 to 30 feet around. Take off the tinfoil hats…..the government isnt always out to get you.

  5. ABC on August 1st, 2010 7:12 am

    It didnt take $50.00 for me to go through Brownies and Girl Scouts,
    and over the many years as a leader I taught many girls how to make a camp fire safely and how to control and put it out, Come on for gosh sakes, get right, Apparently, the Div. of Forestry has the same opinion of us, that we are dense, rich socialists who need to be led around by the hand and do not have the good sense to realize we are being taken. Just like the rest of our government.

  6. Bob on July 31st, 2010 3:17 pm

    What needs to be certified is the people connected with this fiasco. This is a typical example of what is wrong with our Govt today. Anyone that signs up and pays for this should be committed, it is just another way for the people on the taxpayer coffers to try and make themselves worthy in a time of extreme budget cuts.

  7. SRA on July 31st, 2010 2:20 pm

    I agree with previous comments. What the heck is this country coming to when you need a permit to burn some trash. How does something so asinine even get voted into law?? George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would roll over in their graves if they knew the state of this country now days.

  8. EMD on July 31st, 2010 1:20 pm

    THIS IS NOT AMERICA ANYMORE!!! At least not the one described in The Constitution of the country I used to live in. Next, we’ll need a permit, and have to pay, to go to the john. REALLY!!! GOOD GRIEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an Asinine bunch of stupidity! There is hope for ignorance, and for medical conditions, but, not for stupidity! Why don’t we just all pool our money, and let the government dole it out. IF there is any left over after they take what they want for themselves!

    I feel better now. Don’t you? William, you do not need to post this, unless you just want to. I just, somehow, needed to say that. Thanks.

  9. same here on July 31st, 2010 12:57 pm

    hummmm…pay the government to learn how to burn something…nah, I think I got this under control…I don’t need CPB after my name to know how to burn a pile of trash!

  10. Michelle on July 31st, 2010 9:44 am

    I figured this would be a safety issue and they would want more people to participate and be more involved, not to limit the number and then cut back more by charging $50.

    I need to burn and want to know how to do it safely, but $50 is ahuge amount of money to me.

    Since taxes go partly towards the fire dept, shouldn’t it be covered some how?

  11. LULU on July 31st, 2010 8:43 am

    @ local and xpeecee….socialism is not coming…..it’s already here :-(

  12. xpeecee on July 31st, 2010 7:16 am

    obama-ism at its best (notice I didn’t capitalize the name). Giving preferred treatment to those who “cooperate with the system” has socialism written all over it. What do you think George Washington would think about a burn school? Shame on y’all!!!

  13. Local Yocal on July 31st, 2010 6:19 am

    I am starting a certified leaf raker course. You give me 50 bucks and I will show you how to safely rake and pile leaves so the certified pile burners can burn them. Come on- $50 really? You’re serious? HA HA HA!! If you pay this much you have sucker written all over your face. Next it will be mandatory for everyone to pay this ridiculous fee or face a fine for not having their “certification”. Look out -the socialists are coming!!!

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