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5 Summer Fire Safety Tips for Your Home

grillThe summer season calls for cookouts, Fourth of July fireworks, and campfires to be enjoyed by both family and friends. It is important during this time of year to both enjoy yourself but also practice proper fire safety procedures to make sure that everyone stays safe.

  1. Some basic fire safety precautions include keeping a bucket of water handy in case of an ember floating outside of a fire pit or a log rolling out of a bonfire. Having a bucket of water ready is a great first response fire safety tool to have.
  2. In the event of fireworks, make sure that all firework usage is supervised. Smaller fireworks such as sprinklers or pinwheels may seem safe but the reality is that there are no safe fireworks for children to use without adult supervision.
  3. Be mindful of barbecue grease buildup. Whether you are using charcoal or gas grills, keeping the barbecue clean is the best way to avoid grease fires.
  4. Before barbecuing, inspect the area around the barbecue grill. You would want to avoid cooking around areas that are close to flammable material. Look out for areas of dry grass, low hanging branches, or piles of dry wood. Clear out the area that you intend to use for barbecuing before starting the grill.
  5. When you are finished with your outdoor activities, remember to put out the flames. Throw a bucket of water or sand to smother the remaining embers. The same goes for both gas and charcoal grills. Cover your grills of any ventilation and make sure that the grill is placed somewhere in which the wind will not be able to knock it over, causing a potential fire hazard.

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