Topic: Fire Prevention and Control
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Driving an SUV off the road brings with it some responsibilities for the prevention of fires and for your control of campfires. Millions of acres of private and public lands are decimated yearly from fires that could have been prevented. The sequence of pictures at the top reveals the sad story of a family who was camping and did not heed one of the warnings and accidently started a forest fire.

Fires caused by sparks from chain saws, motorcycles, cars with poor or malfunctioning mufflers or catalytic converters, unattended campfires, and careless smoking are the most common. Fires can come from unexpected places like a spark from a lawn mower blade hitting a rock!

If you travel off the road, assure that you carry a shovel, and an axe. When building campfires, follow the regulations in the park or forest you are visiting. Most require a large permitter (30 ft. or more) be cleared around the campfire. Always be sure that you have thoroughly drowned the campfire with water before you leave camp. When using electric or gas tools, always assure they are equipped with approved spark arresters and be watchful of sparks.
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