Friday, June 4, 2010

Summer Fire Safety

Fires can be prevented. A few easy steps can save your life!

Barbecue Grills
Keep grills at least 10 feet from siding and eaves.
Never use a grill in a garage or carport.
Before using a gas grill, check hoses and connections for leaks.
Check that the venturi tubes-where gas and air mix-are not blocked.
Never overfill a propane tank.
Consumers should only use propane tanks that have a three-pronged valve: this is a sign that there is an overfill protection device in the tanks.
When lighting a charcoal grill, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add fluid after the fire is started.
To dispose of hot coals, soak them with water and stir to make sure the fire is out.
Never put coals in plastic, wood, or paper containers.
Wear snug-fitting clothing when grilling.
For safety's sake, leave fireworks to the professionals.
Stay back at least 500 feet from professional fireworks displays.
If you do use fireworks, light them outdoors, away from dry grass.
Always have a bucket of water or a fire extinguisher nearby.
Never let children light or play with fireworks.
Wear snug-fitting clothing while lighting fireworks.

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