Shriners, state parks promote campfire safety
Saturday, July 11, 2015 — Shriners Hospitals for Children and California State Parks are working together to promote a safe camping season.
Beginning in July, families entering California State Parks with campgrounds and beach fire rings will receive information about how to create a Circle of Safety around their campfire, and posters will be displayed at the parks to remind families to practice safety at all times.
The burn team at the Northern California Shriners Hospital developed the Circle of Safety campaign to prevent burn injuries. Parents can create a Circle of Safety by using a stick to draw a four-foot protected area around the campfire and then instructing others not to enter the protected area.