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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

May 15, 2019

County Fire Bans and Rocket Launches

Submitted by Deryl E. Waldren

This is a reminder about Kansas 4-H rocketry rules as they relate to fire bans in Kansas. While much of Kansas is currently floating in water, we know that weather conditions can change rapidly, often in 30 days. The 2019 Kansas State Fair rocketry rules state “if a fire burn ban is in effect for any county in Kansas, exhibitors in any Kansas county are not required to launch their rocket(s). All requirements for the launching of rockets for the state fair and the documenting of the launching are suspended for the duration of the ban.” We advise all counties to always be cautious and use good judgment in planning and conducting county rocket launches, and consider cancelling them if dry conditions warrant. If you have comments or questions, please contact Deryl Waldren, dwaldren@ksu.edu, or 785-462-6281.