Sitting around a fire, with friends and family is one of the most enjoyable things you can do. But like anything, certain safety precautions should be taken when it comes to having an open flame in your backyard.
Taking the time to learn how to safely use your fire pit will guarantee a fun and safe experience for everyone involved. Here are some essential safety tips that you must bear in mind when using your fire pit.
First and Foremost – Watch the Wind’s Direction
Before attempting to start any type of outdoor fire, you need to pay attention to the wind direction. If the wind is blowing toward your home or other buildings, do not risk starting a fire. Even if you have a large fire pit, the wind can still cause sparks and embers that may drift away from the confines of your fire area and create potential hazards. Many types of outdoor fires (including campfires) require that they be started in an area where there is no wind at all. So check out your local weather report before going ahead with any outdoor burning activities.
Keep Kids away from Open Flames
If you have children playing in the yard while you are enjoying a backyard bonfire then make sure they understand that they are not allowed near the flames. Young kids may not understand what could happen if their hands, clothing, or hair get too close to an open flame. So, it’s important to establish clear boundaries early on so that everyone stays safe throughout the night. It’s also important for adults to stay vigilant when young children are around an open flame as accidents can happen in just seconds.
Keep A Fire Extinguisher On Hand
In addition to creating ample clearance around your fire pit, it’s also essential that you have a functional fire extinguisher on hand at all times—just in case something does go wrong. Fire extinguishers are designed specifically for containing small fires quickly and efficiently, so make sure you store one near your outdoor fireplace just in case an emergency arises unexpectedly. And don’t forget to check the expiration date regularly.
Proper Installation Is Key
One of the most important things to consider when setting up your fire pit is that it needs to be installed properly. If you have a gas-powered fire pit, this is especially true as improper installation can lead to dangerous conditions. To ensure proper installation, hire a professional who knows how to install gas lines safely and correctly if necessary.
Fire pits can provide hours of entertainment but they must be used safely and responsibly at all times. By following these simple tips you can be sure that everyone enjoys themselves while keeping themselves safe from potential harm caused by an open flame in the backyard.
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