Wildfire Prevention Tips

 Campfire Tips

  • Check for local fire restrictions before going camping.
  • Keep a shovel and water available.
  • Build campfires in an area free from litter, grass, and other flammable material.
  • Use a campfire ring when possible.
  • Keep fire small and controllable.
  • Never leave a campfire unattended.
  • Drown all campfires and charcoal with water and stir until ashes are cold to the touch.
  • Make sure the campfire is DEAD OUT before leaving the site.

Debris Burning Tips

  • Build debris piles away from structures, vegetation, power lines, or other flammable material.
  • Cover piles and wait until after it rains to burn.
  • Clear litter and grass at least 5 feet away from piles.
  • Keep piles small and free of dirt.
  • If burning debris in a barrel, cover top with 1/2 inch or less mesh screen.
  • Never leave a burning debris pile unattended.
  • Make sure the pile is DEAD OUT before leaving the site.

Hunter Tips

  • Drown all campfires and charcoal with water and stir until ashes are cold to the touch.
  • Keep fire small and controllable.
  • Never leave a campfire unattended.
  • Make sure the campfire is DEAD OUT before leaving the site.
  • Use an ashtray; Completely extinguish cigarettes.
  • Never park on dry grass.
  • Check for local fire restrictions before going hunting.

Vehicle Tips

  • Never park any vehicle on dry grass.
  • Grease wheel bearings, check tires, and secure safety chains on trailers.
  • All ATV's/OHV's require a properly functioning spark arrestor.
  • Check and clean spark arrestors.
  • Carry a fire extinguisher.
  • Use an ashtray; Completely extinguish cigarettes.