Fire Pit Safety

Fire pits are a fun summer and fall past time as well as a tool for clearing property. While clearing brush around your home remember to be safe while having burn piles and fire pits. If you are having a fire pit in your back yard or while camping, remember to stay alert and use your common sense to stay fire safe.

Fire Pit Safety Tips

  • Keep children and pets at least 3 feet away from the fire
  • Store matches and lighters out of children’s sight and reach.
  • Do not use any flammable liquid to start the fire
  • Build campfires at least 25 feet away from tents, shrubs and anything that can burn.
  • Use chimneys, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits outdoors at least 10 feet away from your home or anything that can burn.
  • Use a metal screen over wood-burning fires to keep sparks from floating out
  • An adult always needs to be present. Keep a close eye on children
  • Extinguish with the drown-stir-drown method of dumping water on the fire
  • If it is too hot to touch it is too hot to leave
  • Remember if your clothes catch fire stop, drop, and roll away from the fire while covering your face