Summer is an exciting time of year. Hopefully, you’ve been getting out of the city quite a bit and enjoying the great outdoors! While traveling, as well as when home, there are many precautions one must take to To ensure your safety, we’ve compiled a list of the do’s and don’ts for your travels, as well as some building safety tips!
Here are a few fire safety precautions you should take this summer:
- Leave fireworks to the professionals. If you want to see fireworks, go to a public event. Every year, 9,300 people are injured, and 16,000 fires are started from fireworks. Keep a close eye on your children and pets at events where fireworks are used.
- Keep your grill clean by removing any grease build-up. 19% of grill fires were caused by build-up, and 17% were due to something being too close to the grill. Remember to keep grills at least 10 feet away from your home and never under low hanging tree branches or plants.
- When camping, make sure campfires are permitted before setting one up. Build your campfire 25 feet away from your tent, shrubs, or trees. Clear away any dry vegetation, and surround your fire pit with rocks. Always make sure the fire is completely out before sleeping or leaving the campsite by pouring water or covering it with dirt.
- Keep all windows and exits accessible. If having a summer get together indoors, the key to safety is keeping all windows and exits clear. It’s also very important to have a fire alarm system on every level of your home.
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