Cookouts, family, & fireworks; what better way to enjoy the array of summer holidays! But did you know there are more house fires on the 4th of July than any other day of the year? While you’re creating memories follow these tips to avoid creating potential hazards!
Sparkler & Fireworks
Supervise children and never allow them to handle lighters or matches. Also refrain from pointing fireworks at others, especially while they’re being lit! Keep buckets of water, an extinguisher, or a hose handy to extinguish fireworks as needed. You never know when it will come in handy!
Grill Safety Tips
Clean your grill before your cookout. (Check gas tank hose lines for leaks if grilling with propane.) Always keep your grill at least 10-feet away from structures and deck railings as well as place it on stable ground. Never leave a lit grill unattended, or have a child watch it even for a few moments. Prepare for the worst: extinguish grease fires using baking soda, a fire extinguisher, or a bucket of sand.
Gathering Safety Tips
Follow COVID-19 state-issued guidelines. Drink responsibly & don’t drink and drive. If you know you’ll be drinking away from home, make plans for rides to and from the gathering before alcohol impairs good judgment. Several companies offer free taxi drives home if you’re inebriated.