Camping – Fire & Burn Safety
When camping out away from home or in the back yard, exercise special care with flammable liquids and open flames near tents.
When camping out, take the following precautions:
- Use a tent made of flame-retardant fabric.
- Use a flashlight,
- Build your fire downwind, far away from your tent. Make sure the fire is properly extinguished when unattended.
- An extinguisher tool (i.e. shovel, bucket of water, fire extinguisher, etc.) is a must for every camper’s equipment. It could be a lifesaver.
- Heat producing appliances (i.e. lights, heaters, cooking appliances) should never be used in a tent.
- Campers carrying fuel for propane/gasoline type stoves in their car trunk should take the precaution of opening the trunk periodically to ventilate the compartment.
- Never add a flammable liquid to a fire or hot coals. Explosions can result.
- All fire laws ordinances and regulations should be strictly observed.
- Adults should always supervise their children around fires.
A little extra caution is well worth taking on any camping trip — whether it be in the backyard or the open woods!
- Select a safe site
- Use a designated fire pit.
- Build a safe fire
- Have water readily available prior to building your fire. Never use flammable liquids to start a campfire.
- Children should never build a fire without adult supervision
- Extinguish your fire safely
- Before you leave make sure the fire is out
- Never leave a fire unattended