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Fire Pit Safety Tips

 

Many people are opting for “staycations” this year because of the current pandemic gripping the world. Enjoying local lakes & ponds, local trails & scenic spots, even camping in their own backyard.

Of course you can’t camp in the great outdoors without a fire pit! Roasting weenies, making s’mores, watching the embers glow. Danger does lurk when working with a fire pit, we found this article from Beaumont Parenting with tips on keeping yourself, your loved ones, & your property safe when starting up your fire pit.

1) Check Local Ordinances. Some areas of the country are prohibiting “open fires” or burn barrels and may require a burn permit if they do allow them.

2) Watch the Weather. Windy nights are not a good time for campfires as they can blow sparks & embers into surrounding trees & buildings.

3) Don’t Get Sloshed. Alcohol & campfires go together like peanut butter & chocolate. Don’t overdo it and become impaired, you may put yourself and others at risk for injury.

4) Burn Properly. Use wood/paper/other combustibles used in conjunction with the fire pit. Don’t use it as an incinerator for trash. Certainly don’t put things like batteries or aerosol cans into the fire.

5) Fire Extinguisher is a Must. Make sure you have a fire extinguisher, a rake/shovel, or a large container of water handy to put out fires that begin to get out of control.

Be sure to read the full article at Beaumont Parenting for more tips on keeping you and yours safe while enjoying a fire pit.

 

 

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