It’s no secret that wildfires can spread fast and easily. Dry, hot conditions lend themselves perfectly for carrying on this destruction. You don’t want to be responsible for property destruction or, even worse, loss of life. You can be held liable if you cause a fire even if it’s an accident, so don’t let that happen to you. Do your best to prepare for the worst.
Maintain Your Equipment
Guns that are not well-maintained can start a fire by spreading hot bullet pieces, but there are sig fire control unit available. Make sure that all your firearms are clean by unassembling and assembling them together again. Clear out any obstructions in the barrel. There are no excuses for using dirty weapons. Ensure that your targets are safeguarded too.
Do Target Practice in Safe Places
Although the Second Amendment expressly states that you have the right to bear arms, you must do so responsibly. That includes nurturing the land around you. It may seem obvious, but if you are in a danger zone, don’t use incendiary ammunition or targets specifically meant to ignite. Check for wind speeds before heading out to target practice, and stay home if it is too windy. Always check local regulations for any changes in wildfire management policy.
Bring Fire Safety Items
While a fire extinguisher won’t take on a beast that consumes a whole forest, it can wipe out the spark before it reaches that stage. Digging tools such as shovels can come in handy to spread sand or dirt on open flames. Extra water can help as well. Keep a phone handy in case you need to dial 911.
If you follow these safety tips, you can rest easy knowing that you are doing your part to protect yourself and the environment. The more you care for your surroundings, the more you will be able to enjoy them with your family and friends.