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Have fire-fighting equipment close at hand: a bucket of water and a shovel. Locate a water source, so you can easily refill the bucket when necessary. Use the water and a shovel full of mineral soil on the fire to put it out. Before starting the fire, review fire-extinguishing techniques with everyone in the group, and show them where the tools and equipment are.

Denver Soccer Camp
2201 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(720) 479-0600
8435 Park Meadows Center Drive
Littleton, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(720) 981-0618
8501 West Bowles Avenue
Littleton, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(303) 600-2600
Belmar Center
Lakewood, CO
 
Treads Bicycle Outfitters
(303) 781-1162
3546 South Logan Street
Englewood, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(303) 797-3360
6737 S. Vine Street
Centennial, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(303) 755-0410
1200 S. Ironton Street
Aurora, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(303) 617-7930
15400 East Briarwood
Aurora, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(720) 887-0900
31 West Flatirons Circle
Broomfield, CO
 
Sports West Inc
(303) 789-4194
2738 South Broadway
Englewood, CO
 

Campfire Safety

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Campfire Safety


From the pages of Camping Life Magazine

Fire safety in camp is not just about helping Smokey the Bear prevent forest fires; it’s also about personal safety. So how do we manage our campfires in a way that helps promote forest health and prevent painful burn injuries?

We can begin by observing these campfire safety tips.

Choose your firebase wisely. Build campfires on mineral soil, not organic material that can catch fire or smolder, even after the fire looks as if it has been put out.

Look up and look around. Never build a fire beneath overhanging tree limbs or near bushes or grasses. The fire might flare up or send up a shower of sparks. Even “green” foliage can easily catch fire; the sap inside some trees and bushes can burn furiously.

Surround the firebase. Use a solid fire ring or fire pit. If that’s not available, use stones that have been gathered from dry ground to make a fire ring. Avoid river rocks that have been saturated with water; they may expand and fracture when they get hot.

Have fire-fighting equipment close at hand: a bucket of water and a shovel. Locate a water source, so you can easily refill the bucket when necessary. Use the water and a shovel full of mineral soil on the fire to put it out. Before starting the fire, review fire-extinguishing techniques with everyone in the group, and show them where the tools and equipment are.

Don’t use flammable liquids to start the fire. The blaze is likely to flare up when ignited. This could result in personal injury, or the fire may spread.

Keep it small. There is no need for a huge bonfire anyway. It gets so hot that you can’t approach it comfortably. A large fire consumes excess firewood and can send sparks into dry foliage and start a fire.

Be careful as you feed wood into the fire. Place new wood on top the blaze gently. Tossing the wood on the fire can send sparks and embers flying.

Keep everything flammable a safe distance from your fire. Sta...

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