Fire Safe Council

Fire Safe Council

We have talked a lot about being prepared in case you need to evacuate your home. How about those of you who go camping? Have you considered being prepared for an evacuation under those circumstances?

Some safety tips to consider at the campground: Only make a fire in a fire pit – a pit that has already been dug out (or you dig it) and is surrounded by a metal ring or large rocks that can help prevent a fire from spreading. Regularly clear and maintain the vegetation that may be near your campfire location. A well maintained fire pit will help keep the fire contained to the established area and less likely for a wildland fire to occur.

Good campfire safety reminders: Always check fire conditions before starting a campfire. Always properly extinguish a campfire. Ensure a campfire is never left unattended.

Be prepared in case an evacuation does occur. Take a look around and determine potential evacuation routes. Be aware and alert.

Last but not least, talk to the campground staff for any advice they have for you in case of an evacuation. Oh, and don’t forget to make sure you have plenty of gas in your vehicle in case there is a delay in getting out and are not sure how far you may have to go to safety.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!

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