The Fourth of July is fun for spending time with friends and family. The Fourth of July is also synonymous for fire. What would the holidays be without grilling, sparklers, or fireworks? People also love to partake in water activities. While the Fourth of July is fun and exciting, it should also be a safe time. Here at Judd Fire Protection, we promote both residential and commercial fire safety. Keep reading for some tips that will keep you and your loved ones safe this Fourth of July.
Sparklers and Fireworks
Did you know that over 50,000 fires happen because of fireworks each year? What you can do not to become a statistic is not try to make fireworks on your own or take them apart. During the lighting of fireworks or sparklers, they should never be facing towards you or others. Also, the only place to light fireworks should be on the ground in a dry area that’s not susceptible to fire. Lighting multiple fireworks or sparklers at the same time, is dangerous. Young children should never use sparklers or play with fireworks and having a portable fire extinguisher near along with a bucket of water is crucial in case of a fire emergency.
July is one of the months where people grill the most, primarily because of the Fourth of July. Check hoses for leaks, cracks, and holes. Young children should also never be anywhere near grills. Leading causes for grill fires and combustion are gas leaks, blocked tubes, and explosions. Grilling indoors or in confined spaces such as garages could potentially cause a fire emergency as well. Your grill should never be close to decks, siding, tree branches, or flammable outdoor equipment. The ideal distance is two feet.
While Judd Fire Protection primarily focuses on fire safety, water activities can be dangerous as well. July is a hot month, and families partake in various water activities to beat the heat. Never go out boating while under the influence. Before boating, make sure that there is a life jacket for everyone. As far as pools, fences are a safe way to keep out trespassers. There are even outdoor sensors on the market that will alert your phone when there is activity surrounding your pool. Easily accessible first aid kits are always an excellent safety practice as well.
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.