Tomorrow is the Fourth of July! What this means is that you’ll probably cook on the grill or light up some fireworks. We want to prevent your Fourth of July weekend from turning into a fire safety hazard. Here are some tips that we encourage you to consider and take seriously.
Fireworks and Sparkler Fire Safety
Were you aware that tens of thousands of fires happen due to fireworks each year? Take the proper precautions if you’re going to operate fireworks:
- Refrain from disassembling or making fireworks on your own
- Don’t point fireworks or sparklers towards yourself or others, especially while lit
- Light fireworks on the ground only and in fire-resistant areas
- Never let young children play with fireworks or sparklers
- Keep a portable fire extinguisher close by, a firehose, and buckets of water
- Keep pets away from the explosions. Most pets don’t do well around loud, unexpected noises
How to Practice Safe Water Activities
Are you thinking about boating on the Fourth of July? Here are some tips that will make water activities much safer:
- Research safe boating practices
- Never drive a boat while under the influence
- Before boating, make sure that there are enough life preservers for everyone
- Go over water safety guidelines and plans with your family and guests before drifting off to sea
- Pools should be enclosed with a fence.
- Keep a first aid kit outside at all times.
Fire Up that Grill Safely
July is one of the most popular grilling months. Enjoying grilling means more than indulging in delicious food. It also means ensuring that your grill is not a fire safety hazard. Make sure to check gas grill hoses for leaks, holes, and cracks. Keep small children away from the grill at all times. If you want to avoid a grill fire or explosion, refrain from cooking if you know that there are gas leaks, blocked tubes, and propane tanks. Grilling indoors or in any enclosed area is also dangerous. What else is risky is grilling too close to decks, siding, branches, or any material that could catch fire.
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience in designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480 or contact us online. For more fire safety tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.