5 Fire Pit Safety Tips
Backyard fire pits are becoming more popular with every passing year. And it makes sense why – what is better than crowding around a roaring fire with some of your favorite friends and family members? Unfortunately, many people neglect to remember that fire is an extremely destructive force, and without proper attention to safety, a backyard fire pit can turn into a dangerous nightmare. It’s not a bad idea to get a fire pit for you home’s backyard but it is a bad idea to not remember to be safe when using it. With that in mind, here are 5 fire pit safety tips for you and your family.
- It’s always a good idea to keep a fire extinguisher handy whenever your dealing with any type of an open flame. That way, if something does go terribly wrong, you are equipped with a tool to help remedy the problem.
- Carefully consider the location you decide to put your fire pit. Refrain from placing it under any low lying branches or anything else that could potentially catch fire.
- It’s always easy to give into temptation and build a fire that is insanely huge with absolutely roaring flames. But do you really think your backyard is the best place for a fire that big? Resist the urge to go crazy and always make sure your fire stays a reasonable size.
- Even if they beg and plead with you never let young ones build a fire without adult supervision.
- Once you are done with your fire and ready to go in for the night, be absolutely positive that your fire is completely extinguished and that no hot embers remain.