Labor Day Fun with Safety in Mind
Keep children and pets away from any open flames this summer to prevent disasters!
Labor Day is coming up, and is the grilling and fire pit season! Keeping the stove off and lighting that grill or smoker is a summer dream. While we all look forward to that warm weather, it is very important to keep these fire safety tips in mind!
Grilling:Keep a 3 foot clearance on all sides of the grill (that means keep kids and pets clear too!)Do not use the grill near the house, siding, railings, or any overhangsDo not use under trees or shrubbery.Periodically clean the grill and its grease traps to prevent grease fires.If using coals, please make sure they are completely cool before disposing of in a metal container.
Fire pits:Before starting the fire, make sure the lid can fit and cover the inside fire in case of emergencyKeep the fire pit well away from flammable materials and fluidsDo not burn trash, leaves, paper or cardboard that could spark or send hot particles through the air.
Other safety reminders:Do not leave grills or fire pits unattendedAlways keep a fire extinguisher on hand
Always stay safe with any summer activities. Enjoy your holiday, and when in need, visit our page.