FIRE WON’T WAIT. PLAN YOUR ESCAPE:
We have talked a lot about being prepared in case you need to evacuate your
home. How about those of you who go camping? Have you considered being
prepared for an evacuation under those circumstances?
Some safety tips to consider at the campground. For example, only make a fire in
a fire pit. A pit that has already been dugout (or you dig it) and is surrounded by a
metal ring or large rocks that can help prevent a fire from spreading. Regularly
clear and maintain the vegetation that may be near your campfire location. A well
maintained fire pit will help keep the fire contained to the established area and
less likely for a wildland fire to occur. Good campfire safety reminders are to:
Always check fire conditions before starting a campfire.
Always properly extinguish a campfire
Ensure a campfire is never left unattended.
Be prepared in case an evacuation does occur. Take a look around and determine
potential evacuation routes. Be aware and alert. Last but not least talk to the
campground staff for any advice they have for you in case of an evacuation. Oh
and don’t forget to make sure you have plenty of gas in your vehicle in case there
is a delay in getting out and not sure how far you may have to go to safety.