Fires can start in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, smoking, malfunctioning appliances or equipment, placing flammable materials on hot surfaces, etc. It is best to prevent fires, but be prepared to extinguish a fire if necessary. Review the following sections with all operators and occupants on a regular basis.
Any exterior heat source (BBQs, space heaters, etc.) must be positioned away from the sidewall and directed away from the motorhome.
Fire Safety Tips
- Establish and maintain good housekeeping practices. Never allow combustible materials to accumulate in or around the motorhome.
- Store flammable liquids in approved containers in a well-ventilated space.
- Have fully charged fire extinguishers readily available.
Avoid using flammable products in the motorhome.
- Never smoke in bed or when relaxing on the couch.
- Do not overload electrical outlets.
- Do not leave food unattended while cooking.
- Keep children away from electrical outlets and LP gas controls.
- If there is a fire, evacuate everyone from the motorhome. Use your fire extinguisher if safe to do so, and close all LP gas valves if possible. Call the fire department and stay a safe distance away from the motorhome. Do not re-enter the motorhome until the fire officials declare that it’s safe.