Fire Pit Safety Guide

by Justin on September 18, 2013

Fire Pit SafetyGuide

Fire Pit SafetyGuide

Fall is coming and that means cooler weather is near! The first safety rule to remember is to always use caution around your fire pit. It’s fun to hang out at but at the same time it is also a bunch of flaming logs that can hurt someone if not used properly. Here is a list of some basic fire pit safety rules:

  • Do not put your fire pit on your deck and insure it is at least 20 feet away from any wooden structure.
  • Do not put your fire pit under branches.
  • Place the fire pit on solid ground.
  • Do not use lighter fluid. Instead use a product that is made specifically for campfires and/or fire pits.
  • Do not load wood into your fire pit so that there is any danger of the piece of wood falling out while burning.
  • When you’re done with your fire for the evening make sure it is extinguished completely, this can take a couple of gallons to accomplish..
  • Keep a fire extinguisher close by.

Some fire pit safety rules for kids:

  • No running around the fire pit.
  • No throwing random things into the fire pit.
  • If the kids are roasting marshmallows (Mmmm s’mores!!) or hot dogs carefully watch them. It only takes a second for s marshmallow “sword fight” to begin.

I hope you learned something new from my list of fire pit safety tips. Please feel free to add your tips in the comments area. Thanks!

2 comments… read them below or add one

Kyle B. March 16, 2014 at 6:28 am

Great tips, Justin. I always feel that getting a protective screen also helps prevent rogue sparks from getting out and causing damage!


Justin March 16, 2014 at 7:09 am

Thanks Kyle yeah he always try to use the screen on ours. Helps keep sparks and ashed down.


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