Summer Fire Safety

As the weather gets warmer and people are outside more there are fire and safety tips to keep in mind:

1. Always keep grills at least 10 feet from the house and other combustible surfaces.  Also, grills are not allowed to be used on decks and covered balconies in multi-family dwellings.

2. Be sure to stay hydrated when working outside in the hot weather and take frequent breaks.

3. Only small campfires, religious fires, cooking fires and fires contained in a pit or burn barrel are allowed during the summer burn ban from May 1 – October 1.  Fires should not be burned at all during very windy or dry weather periods.

4. Store gasoline and other flammable liquids only in approved safety containers and only in a well ventilated garage or shed and well away from any ignition source.  Also never dispose of old gasoline by pouring it down a drain.  Instead, there are several resources you can find through you county solid wast department.

5.  Create and practice a plan to keep your family safe during severe weather including where to go in the house and what supplies to have available there.

6.  Remember to be safe around swimming pools.  Never let children near pools alone and never dive into shallow water.

Keep safe this summer!

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