Vehicle Safety

Proper Vehicle Use to Prevent Wildfire

Motorists are responsible for many of the wildfires sparked along our roadways.  Nearly all these fire starts could be prevented by following these safety rules:

Secure Chains

Practice safe towing. Dragging chains throws sparks. Use appropriate safety pins and hitch ball to secure chains.

No Dragging Parts

Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained, with nothing dragging on the ground.

Check Tire Pressure

Maintain proper tire pressure. Driving on exposed wheel rims will throw sparks.

Carry a fire extinguisher in your vehicle and learn how to use it.

Don’t drive your vehicle onto dry grass or brush. hot exhaust pipes and mufflers can start fires that you won’t even see—until it’s too late!

Properly Maintain Brakes

Brakes worn too thin may cause metal to metal contact, which can cause a spark.