Summer 2020 Fire Tips
With the presence of the global pandemic, COVID-19, we are seeing more and more families opting for outdoor vacations. Camping can be a fun way to still enjoy summer while reducing exposure to COVID-19. Personally, I am not the camping (in a tent) type but I am even considering this for my family as we NEED a summer getaway!
Here are some summer campfire safety tips!
Most campgrounds have posted rules in place. These rules can vary from campground to campground because of the risk associated to the specific areas. It is important to take the time to review them with your family and ensure that they understand the rules.
Make sure that your family is aware of the generational lesson, STOP DROP and ROLL! This phrase has been heard for years and it is important to make sure that your family understands this phrase! Practice what this looks like.
If grilling or starting a campfire, assess your surroundings. Make sure you are in a safe spot away from fire hazards. Check the wind direction and make sure there is enough room between trees and camping materials.
If starting a campfire, make sure you always have supplies nearby to extinguish the fire if things take a turn for the worse. Water, fire extinguisher, sand, shovel etc. could be the difference between a scare and a catastrophe.
COVID-19 has caused us to be aware of our surroundings and we should continue this practice when it comes to Summer Safety as well!