Emergency Services / Fire Marshal

Help Prevent Wildfires

Precautions to Take when You Use Welding Equipment Outdoors

Watch Your Sparks!

  • Remove vegetation from the work area. 
  • Where vegetation can’t be removed, use a sprayer to wet down the work area prior to starting welding operations. Wet a wider area on the down-wind side from the welding location. If working in the same area for an extended period, re-wet the vegetation surrounding the work site. 
  • Keep water handy. 
  • Have someone with you to spot any fire that sparks ignite, so the fire can be caught while small. 
  • Avoid parking vehicles in dry grass tall enough to touch the catalytic converter on the underside of your vehicle.