Smoke Signals: Camp fire safety tips |

Smoke Signals: Camp fire safety tips

Nothing tastes better than food cooked outside. People are injured each year because they did not take these few simple safety measures.

Supervise children at all times when camp fires are burning or barbecues and grills are in use.

Once lit, never leave a barbecue or campfire unattended.

When near camp fires and grills, wear snug-fitting, tightly woven, short-sleeved or less-combustible clothing.

Make sure everyone knows how to put out a clothing fire. Stop, drop and roll.

Keep a bucket of water and a shovel nearby in case of an accident. Keep away from trees, buildings and shrubs.

Always make sure your fire is out before leaving the camp site or going to bed.

Use lots of water and stir the coals, wood, and water together completely. A fire is out when you can place your hand anywhere in the coals without feeling heat.

Store all flammable liquids at a safe distance from your tent, camper trailer or any source of heat or open flame.

Fill lanterns and stoves a safe distance from fireplaces, grills and other sources of heat or open flames.

When camping out, exercise special care of open flames near tents.

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