NEWTOWN, Conn., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation urges target shooters and hunters to be aware of local fire-danger conditions and to do their part to help prevent wildfires.
To remind outdoors recreationists to take precautions, NSSF offers a poster and audio public service announcement containing prevention guidelines for use throughout this fire season.
The poster encourages firearms owners to know the fire-danger levels, warnings and regulations before going target shooting or hunting in fire-prone areas; to minimize the risk of starting a fire by not using ammunition that is steel-jacketed or contains steel-core components; to not use tracer rounds or exploding targets; to remember that a vehicle or ATV's hot exhaust pipes could ignite a fire; and to properly extinguish campfires, among other fire-prevention measures.
The poster is available in two sizes—the standard 8.5 x 11 inches and a larger 11 x 17 size—and is suitable for displaying at shooting ranges, firearms retail shops and outdoor-equipment stores, as well as sharing on websites, blogs and social media sites.
NSSF's 30-second PSA is suitable for radio, television and Internet use. The straight-forward message is—"Wildfires have many causes—don't be one of them!" Download the mp3 file
The cost for fighting wildfires this year could exceed $1 billion—a staggering amount that does not include tolls on property, wildlife, habitat and humans.
Help prevent wildfires by sharing these fire-prevention messages.
For more information, visit www.nssf.org/education/PreventWildfires.cfm
SOURCE National Shooting Sports Foundation