• All buildings are equipped with a fire extinguisher.
  • Only use designated fire rings or fireplaces and never leave the fire unattended.
  • Always have a bucket of water near the fire before striking the match.
  • Make sure hair is tied back or a bandana or hat are worn when building or tending a fire.
  • The greatest fire danger in camp is smoking.  There is no smoking at any GSNNJ property.
  • Roll up loose sleeves and remove dangling clothing before cooking or going near an open flame.
  • Clear all hazards from around the fire circle or fireplace.


  • All troops must have a fire drill shortly after their arrival at camp.
  • Upon arrival, designate an area outside where everyone will meet.  It should be far enough away from the building/tent and not in the way of fire trucks or emergency personnel.
  • The fire alarm is 3 blasts of a bell, car horn or air horn.
  • Follow the plan outlined for the property you are camping at.
  • One blast signals all clear.


  • If time allows, close all doors and windows.
  • If time allows, all switches should be turned off, particularly fans.
  • Stay calm.
  • Remove all girls and adults from immediate danger.
  • Send one adult or two girls to notify the site manager.
  • Troops quietly and quickly leave the building/tent and line up at the designated area.
  • Have everyone line up away from the building and out of the way of fire trucks.
  • Each troop should line up in a row facing the building/tent.
  • The leader then takes attendance.
  • After the leader makes sure all are accounted for, the troops walk quickly and quietly to the emergency area listed below *.
  • Girls and adults remain quiet so instructions can be heard.
  • If necessary, the site manager will initiate an evacuation and troops will walk to their cars in an orderly fashion, staying in line and off the road


The play field – line up facing the Pavilion.