Fire Safety

Certainly, preventing fires is crucial for outdoor safety, and during warm spring and summer months, the threat of wildfires can be high. Here are steps to take when spending time outdoors in to prevent forest fires.

Check Fire Restrictions:

Before heading out, check for any fire restrictions or bans in the area. This information can be obtained from local authorities, park rangers, or online resources.

Use Designated Fire Rings or Pits:

If allowed, use established fire rings, fire pits, or designated areas for campfires. Keep campfires small and manageable and clear the area from dry leaves, grass, and other flammable materials.

Have Water and Tools Ready:

Keep a bucket of water, a hose, or a fire extinguisher nearby. Shovel and dirt can be used to quickly smother the fire if needed. 

Never Leave Fires Unattended:

Never leave campfires unattended, as they pose a serious risk of spreading and causing wildfires. Always ensure that campfires are fully extinguished before leaving the site to prevent accidents and protect the environment.

Extinguish Thoroughly:

Pour water on the fire, stirring the ashes and embers to ensure everything is fully extinguished.

By taking these steps, you contribute to the safety of yourself, others, and the environment, helping to prevent the risk of wildfires. Always prioritize safety and be mindful of the conditions in the area where you are spending time outdoors.