Safety Tips to Prevent Brush, Grass, and Forest Fires
Place cigarette butts in metal containers. Do not throw them on the ground or into
Leave fireworks to the professionals. Do not use consumer fireworks.
Follow the recommendations at www.firewise.org to make your home and landscaping
more resistant to fire, specifically “How to Have a Firewise Home.”
Reduce the risk from sparks by being sure nothing is dragging from your vehicle, keeping
tires properly inflated, and being careful when using lawn mowers or other equipment.
Get more information at http://www.preventwildfireca.org/OneLessSpark.
Don’t let a target shooting hobby start a wildfire. Avoid steel bullets outside as they can
spark when they hit rocks or other hard objects. Observe all laws and restrictions about
where, when and what to shoot.
Be aware of, and comply with, any local ordinances or permit requirements pertaining to
outdoor or open air burning. This includes campfires, brush fires, fire pits, chimineas,
and outdoor fireplaces. You may not be permitted to do outdoor burning in some
municipalities and during some seasons.
Closely attend all outdoor fires. Be sure to put out the fire completely before leaving.
Avoid burning on windy, dry days. When conditions are windy or dry, it is too easy for
open burning to spread out of control.
Do not use gasoline or other flammable or combustible liquids to burn brush, trash, or other waste.