Why Risk It?

We all love a campfire, but during the Fire Danger Season a campfire comes with an increased risk of starting a bushfire.  So if you’re having a campfire, Why Risk It?

Before you light a campfire first make sure it’s not a Total Fire Ban Day and check the Fire Danger Rating on the CFS website.  Always check the weather conditions before you start and keep plenty of water or an appropriate fire extinguisher on hand.  Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure the fire is fully extinguished before you leave.

Check out the latest video from SA Police in the ‘Why Risk It?’ series, which contains essential tips to make sure your campfire is a safe campfire.  There’s also a range of other useful bushfire prevention resources available on the SA Police website.

During Fire Danger Season it’s more important than ever to remain vigilant to potential fire risks. So if you undertake any activity which may be a fire risk, please consider the weather conditions and check the restrictions around that activity beforehand by visiting the CFS website.

And remember, if you see any suspicious, reckless or negligent behaviour please report it to SA Police on 131 444.  If you see an active fire, please call Triple Zero (000).  And if you have any information about someone deliberately lighting fires call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report it online anonymously.

Why Risk It? Stay safe this Fire Danger Season.