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Outdoor Fire Safety

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Outdoor Cooking Summer Outdoor living is like nothing else! Enjoy it safely!

Summer Outdoor Fire Safety

It’s Summer Time!

We want to remind our community of simple safety measures to keep your summer celebrations happy and safe.

Outdoor living becomes a large part of households over the summer. While this is a lot of fun, we do need to keep certain safety measures in mind.

Here are a few tips from experts on how to keep your cookouts fun and safe. Experts want everyone to keep in mind many common-sense practices. These include both fire safety and grilling safety.

Some of those fire safety and grilling practices include:

  • **DO NOT USE GASOLINE** or any other petroleum-based substance. These are actually explosive rather than being a proper fuel to build a simple fire.
  • Keep any flammable substances far and safely away from any fire or hot surface. This keeps any accidental spark or heat ignition, from happening.
  • Never leave a flame unattended. Be it firepit or BBQ Grills-never leave it unattended. Things can get out of control quickly.
  • Always follow campground fire-safety rules. If a fire ring is not available or you have not brought your own, be sure to select a spot on which to build a fire that is a safe distance (at least 15 feet) away and downwind from dry grass, trees, and tents.
  • Always keep the size of grill or pit fires to a manageable size. Keep them so that if you have a pail of sand, water, an extinguisher or baking soda nearby-you can keep it under control quickly.
  • Keep children and pets always at least 3 feet away from grills or campfires. And keep matches and lighters away from children at all times.
  • Always make sure that a fire is completely doused and out before leaving a campsite, covering the grill or retiring for the evening.

These are just a few helpful hints to keep everyone safe and have a happy summer.

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