Fourth of July Fire Safety Reminder (2010)
Our cool wet spring is giving way to warmer, drier conditions. Smokey Bear and your wildland firefighters would like to remind everyone to use extreme caution while recreating on public lands.For those who are camping over the 4th of July, remember to extinguish campfires properly with water and dirt until coals are cool.As a reminder, there are no fireworks allowed on public lands. That includes lands managed by the Forest Service and National Park Service.In communities where fireworks are still allowed, remember to be safe during the holiday.Keep water and a shovel nearby in the case of a mishap.Pay attention to your surroundings and report any irresponsible behavior to the appropriate authorities.As Smokey says, "It's up to you."Do your part. Don't start wildfires.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.