Fire Pit Safety

Fire Pit Safety – 5 steps

Whether you have a fire pit, or are considering adding one to your yard, fire pit safety should be a top priority. What kind of safety should you consider?  Follow along with the 5 helpful safety steps found below.  Begin with a thoughtful consideration of placement and be consistent with preventative measures. These steps are also be helpful when using a fireplace as well.

  • Choose a safe location on a non-combustible, stable surface at least 10’ from a house/shed. Never underneath a structure or roof.
  • Add a dome-shaped Safety Screen to reduce jumping sparks & flying embers.
  • If wood-burning, use only dry, seasoned wood and avoid lighter fluid (or similar substances) to start the fire.
  • If gas-burning, use a long-stem match or long-handled lighter already lit & placed over the burner BEFORE opening the gas valve.
  • Helpful items: fire extinguisher, sand, garden hose, fireplace poker & tongs, long insulated hearth gloves

*check with your local building codes for detailed & specific requirements.

Shop Modular Fire Pits if you are researching the best style to add to your outdoor living space.  Choose from: Unilock Sunset fire pit in round or square, and Necessories Grand Fire Pit by Rochester Concrete Products.

Shop all Outdoor Hearth Accessories to make your fire pit installation as safe, and as unique as possible.  Accessories include safety screens, fire grates, log lighters, fire glass, and ceramic logs.

If you are looking for outdoor fireplaces instead, consider the Unilock and Rochester modular collections.

Ask our sales staff about special order Warming Trends Burners; twice the flame, all brass construction, lifetime warranty, made in the USA, custom designs.