Summer Safety Tips
Summer is right around the corner and so are all the leisurely activities that follow. Most of us will be taking camping trips and spending afternoons at the pool or grilling out. Sometimes it’s easy to forget about the risks that come along with summer activities. The National Fire Protection Association provides many useful tips to keep you and your loved ones safe throughout the summer.
- Permitted campfires need to be at least 25 feet away from any structure.
- Never use gasoline, flammable liquids or combustible liquids on a flame.
- Avoid burning on windy, dry days. It is easier for open burning to spread out of control when it's windy and dry.
- Watch children while the fire is burning. Never let children or pets play or stand too close to the fire
- Always have a hose, a bucket of water, or a shovel & dirt/sand nearby to put out the campfire.
- Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors
- The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
- Keep Children and pets at least 3 feet away from the grill area.
- Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from grills and in trays and below the grill.
- Never leave your grill unattended.
- Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.
- Do not swim during a thunderstorm.
- Keep electrical devices, appliances, equipment, and cords 6 feet away from water.
- Make sure that any overhead lines maintain the proper distance over a pool and other structures such as a diving board.
- If you think someone in the water is being shocked, turn off all power and call 911.