- Check with your local officials to see if it is an "open burn season."
- Inquire with your local fire chief or fire warden to see if a permit is required.
- Have a shovel and water accessible and ready to go.
- Be prepared to stay near your burn until it is out and cold.
- Notify the city or county dispatch when you are ready to ignite.
Building Safe Campfires
- Clear campfire site down to bare soil.
- Circle pit with rocks.
- Build campfires away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, dry grass, and leaves.
- Keep a bucket of water and a shovel nearby.
- Never leave a campfire unattended.
- When putting out a campfire, drown the fire, stir it, and drown it again.
- Always have adult supervision.
- Be careful with gas lanterns, barbeque grills, gas stoves, and anything that can be a source of ignition for a wildfire.
- Never park on or drive through dry grass.
- Grease trailer wheels, check tires, and ensure safety chains are not touching the ground.
- Internal combustion engines on off-road vehicles require a spark arrestor
- Check and clean the spark arrestor.
- Carry a shovel and fire extinguisher in your vehicle or OHV/ATV
- Spark from chainsaws, welding torches, and other equipment can cause wildfires.
- Please check local restrictions before using such equipment.
Safety tips for the use of fireworks on PRIVATE LAND when authorized:
- Always read directions.
- Always have adult supervision
- Never use fireworks near dry grass or other flammable materials.
- Have a bucket of water and a hose nearby.
- Never attempt to re-light or "fix" fireworks.
- Fireworks are not toys.
- Use only Utah State Fire Marshal approved fireworks.