Outdoor Fire Safety Tips from Smartwood

There are few things more enjoyable in life than starting a fire, gathering around with friends, and having a great time telling stories and enjoying each other’s company. People have been using fire since the beginning of time for protection, warmth, and cooking, but we have also always known its destructive power.

If you plan on having a fire with friends, then you need to know these outdoor fire safety tips:

Never leave the fire unattended

The beauty in a fire comes from the flickering flames, the crackling sounds, and sheer power stored within it, but the unpredictability of its flames is also the most dangerous thing about them. You never know which direction they’ll go off in, where some sparks might shoot out, or what might catch fire. Leaving a fire unattended, even for a short time, is extremely dangerous. The first thing taught about fire safety is always to keep an eye on it.

Always clear the surrounding area

Fire is capable of both great and terrible things simultaneously. When building a fire pit, be sure to clear the immediate area of everything, including your own bodies! Don’t sit too close, don’t leave jackets or gear around it, and make sure excess debris is cleared away. You don’t want anything to catch fire by accident.

 Extinguish it until the hissing sound stops

When extinguishing your fire, pour lots of water on it until all of the embers have been drowned out. Continue pouring water until the hissing sound stops. This will ensure that the fire has no chance of starting back up once you have left.

Starting a campfire with Smartwood bricks is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, but you must remember to always be safe. These fire safety tips will help you and your family stay out of danger. If you are looking for the safest, most eco-friendly fire products on the market, Smartwood has just what you are looking for.