Can I burn my yard debris or trash in my yard?

If you live inside town limits; you cannot burn anything (Town of Clayton provides pick-up for trash, yard debris, etc). To schedule a special pick-up, contact the Operations Center at 919-553-1530. It is illegal to burn trash or other debris (construction debris, yard/land debris that did not originate on the property, etc), regardless of the location. If you live outside town limits, you may burn your own yard debris. If someone sees smoke in the area and is concerned, they may contact 911 and we, the Fire Department, will respond to investigate the origin and make sure the public is not endangered. At times, burn bans are put into effect, especially during unusually dry conditions. Refer to the Division of Air Quality for specific information on open burning.

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1. Why do fire trucks sometimes travel with their lights and siren on, and then all of a sudden turn them off?
2. My fire alarm went off and I contacted my alarm company and told them everything was OK and not to send the Fire Department and they still showed up, why?
3. Can I be fined for false fire alarms? What constitutes a false alarm?
4. Where can I get a copy of a fire report and is there a fee?
5. What do I do after a fire?
6. Can I burn my yard debris or trash in my yard?
7. I tried calling the non-emergency number but no one answered, why?
8. When I called 911, the person kept asking me a bunch of questions and all I needed was a fire truck. Why don’t they just send the fire truck?
9. What are the work hours of fire department personnel?
10. Aren’t firefighters wasting water when they open up a hydrant and just let it run? Why do they do that?
11. Why do firefighters come to my business and get information?
12. Is there a law that requires other vehicles to move out of the way for emergency vehicles?
13. Are fire trucks able to change traffic lights to green?
14. Why are fire trucks taken to the grocery store or restaurants?
15. How much does the gear and equipment the firefighters carry weigh?
16. How do I schedule a fire truck to come to my school, daycare, or other event?
17. Do the fire stations have a fire pole? If not, Why?
18. Do the fire trucks have water in them?
19. Does the fire department have a volunteer, junior or explorer program?