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