FIRE! Is there anything that gets our attention like someone yelling that word? And rightly so; the thought of our home burning to the ground is a call to action. In fact, hearing that word causes that fight or flight we often hear about. There’s no time to discuss the matter; you and your family must do something. Before all else, teach everyone in your party the safety rules.
Woodland Creek RV Park takes fire seriously. Don’t set one foot in your RV for the first time until your entire family understands fire and how deadly it can be.
It’s all too easy to forget how fast any RV (trailers and motorhomes) will burn. They are almost always made of fiberglass with flammable foam insulation and wood frames. As a result, a fire can burn your RV to the ground in minutes. Minutes! If you’re inside, your only job is to get out. Forget about saving anything inside.
Here’s a quick look at how fast an RV can burn: https://www.rvtravel.com/fast-rv-burns/.
According to the National Park Service, about 2000 RVs burn each year.
Fires can start at home, with your trailer parked next door, while you’re eating, playing, or sleeping inside, while you’re away (do you leave pets inside?), or even while driving down the highway.
What can you – and your family – do to reduce the danger of fire? Some recommendations are the same as they’d be at home, while others are unique to RV travel and camping. We could go on and on about cautions, but here are a few things to think of.
Choosing the right RV park has much to do with a successful trip. Call us at Woodland Creek RV Park today to help you reserve your spot. Have a plan and train all of your passengers, and you can create memories to last a lifetime.
Remember, RV travel is supposed to be fun and can and will be, as long as you follow fire safety rules.