Preventing Forest Fires

Our national parks are some of the most beautiful places to take a vacation. From hiking to camping, there is quite a bit to do while taking in the forest around you. It is crucial to be careful while you are enjoying the parks. Wildfires destroy thousands of acres of woods every year. Emergency workers put in untold hours of firefighting and rope rescue training to preserve the lives of humans and wildlife. Here are some things you can do to help prevent wildfires.

Keep an Eye On It

If you are camping, keep your campfires in the rings if they are provided. Always keep watch of your fire and extinguish it with water if you are leaving or going to bed. You can also shovel sand on it to help it along. Do not leave it until the ashes are cool and the embers no longer hiss.

Stomp It