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Outdoor Fire Safety

Protect your home or camp. 

Create a safety zone of up to 100 feet around your home or camp. Remove pine needles and dry leaves around structures. Keep woodpiles at least 30 feet from your any building.

  • Know your community’s local evacuation plan. Plan ahead by practicing two ways out of your neighborhood. You should know the evacuation route and plan a place where you will go.
  • If you are told to evacuate, do so immediately. If you wait until the last minute, the roads may have heavy traffic. Blowing embers and debris from the fire may make it hard to see.
  • Stay informed. Listen to the TV/radio broadcasts for current weather and emergency instructions. Sign up to receive local emergency alerts and warnings on both your home phone and cellphone.
  • Make sure everyone in your family knows your meeting place ahead of time. Let your family and friends who do not live in your area know your meeting place.
  • Keep your car fueled and keep an emergency supply bag in your car. Back your car into the garage or park it in an open space facing the direction of escape.

Downloadable Resources

Summer Safety Tips Video 
Grilling Fire Safety Tips Video 
Outdoor Fire Pit Safety Video 


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Source for Content U.S. Fire Administration and National Fire Protection Association