Campfire Safety

Smokey the Bear says, “If there is not an existing fire pit, and pits are allowed, choose a site at least 15 feet from tent walls, shrubs, trees or other flammable objects. Beware of low-hanging branches.”   Also, make sure the fire is on level ground to avoid burning wood from rolling away from the fire.

Fire Safety with Camping

Fire Safety with Campfires   Safety Tips: Build campfires away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, rotten stumps, logs, dry grass and leaves.Pile any extra wood away from the fire.  Campfires must be less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in diameter. Only charcoal or untreated wood can be used as fuel. Scrape away litter,…

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Protect Your Business

A fire can cause severe damage to business equipment, materials, and structures.  Here are three tips to help. Assess the risk of fire hazards : 1. The National Fire Protection Association offers handbooks and other publications on the fire safety code in place for businesses. If your local government offers it, a visit from a…

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Tips for your next cookout

Baking soda is the most effective form of fire extinguisher; it quickly cuts off the oxygen supply to the flame. Keep a box or 2 in or near your grill station, as well as a fire extinguisher. Salt will also work in smothering a flame. DO NOT use flour, or water ever when you need…

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Summer HEAT

Steps to avoid overheating during HOT summer weather

  • Wear loose fitting, lightweight clothing. …
  • Protect against sunburn. …
  • Drink plenty of fluids. …
  • Take extra precautions with certain medications. …
  • Never leave anyone in a parked car. …
  • Take it easy during the hottest parts of the day. ..

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