Did you know?
Over half of the forest fires in this country are caused by human beings.
Two of the ways you can help prevent forest fires are proper campfire
building and match safety. Ready to roast that marshmallow, cook that
meal, or tell stories around that campfire? Make sure that you follow
these campfire safety rules:
Match Safety Tip:
Don't ever play with matches. If you find matches, or see a younger child
playing with matches, give them to a grown-up!
Dig a pit
away from overhanging branches.
the pit with rocks.
5-foot area around the pit down to the soil.
extra wood up-wind and away from fire.
lighting, do not discard the match until it is cold.
Never leave a campfire unattended!
bucket of water and shovel nearby.