Outdoor Fire Safety
Engaging in outdoor activities is a great way to spend time with the family; therefore, it is important to be sure that these activities do not put anyone at risk for fires or burns. .
Secure the proper permits to build a campfire.
Scrape away grass and needles within a diameter of ten feet.
Use a designated fire pit if available.
Build your campfire or cooking fire downwind, far away from your tent.
Have water nearby before building a campfire.
Never use a flammable liquid (especially gasoline) to start a fire or hot coals.
Adults should always supervise children around fires; never leave a fire unattended!
While using campfires and grills, wear snug-fitting, tightly-woven, or short-sleeved garments; avoid sandals or open-toed shoes while cooking.
Make certain that everyone knows how to put out a clothing fire: “STOP, DROP and ROLL!”
Before leaving your campsite, make sure the fire is properly extinguished and douse with water.
An extinguisher of some type (shovel, bucket of water or fire extinguisher), is an important tool for campers.
In performing our daily tasks and while on emergency incidents, we will always be professional and courteous to each other, the persons we are assisting, and the public in general. In pursuing our mission, we commit to these guiding principles:
On behalf of the entire department, 'Thank-you' for the privilege of serving you.
Information was provided by Fire Chief Jay Moore
The mission of the Lawrenceburg Fire Department is to protect lives, property, and the environment of Lawrenceburg, and if requested, Lawrence and surrounding counties.