SUMMER SAFTEY TIPS!
Celebrate Summer Safely!
The summer season should be a time to make memories and enjoy the great outdoors.
The following tips, provided by the National Fire Protection Association, will help keep you safe all summer long.
•When using a charcoal grill, ONLY USE starter fluids designed for the barbecue grills: DO NOT add fluid after coals have been lit.
•When using a gas grill, ensure the hose connections are tight; check hoses for leaks. Applying soapy water to the hoses will easily and safely revel any leaks.
•Always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFD (personal flotation device) when boating, jet-skiing, tubing or water skiing. Air-filled swimming aids, like water wings or inner tubes, are not substitutes for approved PFDs. An adult should always supervise children using these devices.
•Be sure to extinguish all smoking materials and shut down motors and heating devices before fueling a boat. In case of a spill, wipe up fuel and check for fuel leakage and odors.
•When camping, always use a flame retardant tent and set up camp far away from the campfire. Only use flashlights or battery-powered lanterns inside the tent, not liquid-filled heaters or lanterns.
•Always build a campfire down wind from the tent area. Clear vegetation and dig a pit before building your campfire. Always extinguish the fire before going to sleep or leaving the campsite. To extinguish, pour water over the fire, and/or cover with dirt.
•Store liquid fire starter (not gasoline) away from your tent and campfire, and only use dry kindling to freshen a campfire.
•Consider leaving firework use to a trained professional. Stay back at least 500 feet from professional fireworks displays.
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