Ah, springtime in the Mon-Dak region! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the urge to spend every waking moment outdoors is undeniable. But before you dust off that camping gear and light up the grill, the Williston Fire Department (WFD) has some friendly reminders to keep your outdoor adventures safe and enjoyable.

Stay Safe: Check Burn Bans Before Lighting Up!

First things first: before you even think about striking a match, check for any burn bans in effect. The last thing you want is to accidentally turn your backyard barbecue into a neighborhood spectacle. Click here for the latest updates on burn restrictions.

Campfire Safety: Fun with Flames Done Right!

Now, onto the fun stuff—campfires! There's nothing quite like gathering around a crackling fire with friends and family, but let's keep it safe, folks. Make sure your campfire is in a designated pit, away from anything flammable. And please, supervise that fire like it's your firstborn child. Remember, a watched fire never misbehaves!

Other things to keep in mind:

Oh, and speaking of water, keep plenty on hand to douse any unexpected flare-ups. It's better to be overprepared than scramble for a solution when things get heated.

Now, let's talk about the kids. We know they're bundles of energy, but around the fire, let's keep the running and games to a minimum, okay? Safety first!

Lastly, when it comes to starting your fire, leave the gasoline and other combustibles in the garage, where they belong. Stick to proper fire-starting techniques, and your eyebrows will thank you later.

So there you have it, folks—springtime safety tips from your friendly neighborhood firefighters. Now get out there, soak up the sun, and enjoy those outdoor adventures responsibly!

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