Campfire Safety

  1. Build fires in areas away from overhanging trees and on flat ground
  2. Clear area of all leaf and woody debris
  3. Ring your fire area with rocks
  4. Keep your fire small
  5. NEVER leave fire unattended
  6. Have water and shovel on hand
  7. Put out fire at first signs of increased winds and change in its direction
  8. To put out fire… drench fire with water, stir and drench again; stir ashes; drench under and around your ring of rocks
  9. “Cold Trail”: with the back of your bare hand, touch the entire fire area for heat; drench again until fire is DEAD OUT

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How to Make a Home Fire Escape Plan

  • Draw a map of your home. Show all doors and windows.
  • Visit each room. Find two ways out.
  • All windows and doors should open easily. You should be able to use them to get outside.
  • Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Push the test button to make sure each alarm is working.
  • Pick a meeting place outside. It should be in front of your home. Everyone will meet at the meeting place.
  • Make sure your house or building number can be seen from the street.
  • Talk about your plan with everyone in your home.
  • Learn the emergency phone number for your fire department.
  • Practice your home fire escape drill!

Draw your Home Fire Escape Plan


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