CAL FIRE's Memorial Day safety checklist

CAL FIRE has issued a checklist to go over before you enjoy Memorial Day weekend events with your family - in order to keep them all safe.

Posted: May 29, 2021 7:32 PM
Updated: May 31, 2021 8:56 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Memorial Day can be safer for your family  if you use a checklist like this one, provided by CAL FIRE's Butte Unit.

CAMPING

  • Obtain necessary permits for campfires
  • Clear a 10-foot area around any campfire down to bare soil
  • Have a responsible adult in attendance at all times
  • Ensure all campfires are completely extinguished before leaving
  • When barbecuing, never leave the grill unattended

IN THE WATER

  • Wear a life jacket!
  • Children should always be supervised by a responsible adult
  • Never swim alone
  • Drinking alcohol and swimming is just as dangerous as drinking alcohol and driving

AROUND THE HOUSE

  • If using power equipment, make sure spark arresters are in good working condition and complete your work prior to 10:00 a.m. because "One Less Spark - One Less Wildfire."

VEHICLE

  • Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained and running smoothly
  • When towing, properly secure trailer chains
  • Never drive in or pull over into dry grass

For more fire safety tips during the Memorial Day Weekend visit the ReadyForWildfire.org website.

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