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Outdoor Fire Safety

Unintentional actions are the leading cause of outside fires. Community residents need to keep fire safety in mind when enjoying summer vacations, camping, family reunions, grilling and the Fourth of July.

Did you know:

Sparklers can reach 1,200 degrees F and cause third-degree burns.

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Wildfire safety outreach

Awareness and prevention materials to share with your community to help them prepare to live close to nature and become safer from wildland urban interface fires.

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Help your community to prevent outdoor fires. Share these safety tips to keep residents fire safe while enjoying outside activities.

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Grill fire safety

Only use propane, charcoal and wood pellet barbecue grills outside. Indoor use can cause a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Place your grill well away from siding and deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
Keep a 3-foot safe zone around your grill. This will keep kids and pets safe.
Open your gas grill before lighting.
Keep an eye on your grill. Don’t walk away from it when it is lit.
Clean your grill after each use. This will remove grease that can start a fire.
Place the coals from your grill in a metal can with a lid once they have cooled.
Do not store or use a grill on a porch or balcony.

Fire pits, campfires, chimneys and outdoor fireplaces

Build campfires at least 25 feet away from tents, shrubs and anything that can burn.
Use chimneys, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits outdoors at least 10 feet away from your home or anything that can burn.
Closely watch children when the fire pit is in use.
Use a metal screen over wood-burning fires to keep sparks from floating out
Turn off or put out fires before you leave the backyard.
Store matches and lighters out of children’s sight and reach.


Fireworks are dangerous to people and pets. Using them puts your property at risk.
The best way to stay safe from fireworks is to not use them. Instead, attend a public fireworks display put on by professionals.

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social media card: attend public fireworks displays


Pictographs can help overcome literacy barriers by communicating messages with pictures. Our pictographs will help you to communicate fire safety messages to high-risk populations.

keep grills 3 feet from surroundings
keep grills 3 feet from surroundings
keep grills 3 feet from surroundings


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