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Posted on: July 3, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Summer Fun: Fire Safety Tips

The Howell Fire Bureau wants to remind everyone that along with summer comes some different fire safety issues. Fires do not take a vacation and we need to remember to be especially safe this time of year. To get you started, here is a short list of some safety reminders.

1. Never use gasoline to lite your barbeque fire.
2. When using lighter fluid, never add more fluid while a fire is burning.
3. Never leave your grill unattended.
4. Keep all grills at least 5 feet from combustible products.
5. Do not use your grill indoors or near your home’s overhang.
6. Always open the lid on your gas grill when lighting.
7. Do not wear loose fitting clothing around any fire.

Fireworks Safety:

1. Use or possession of fireworks is illegal in the State of New Jersey.
2. Sparklers are fireworks and also are illegal.
3. Sparklers burn at over 1200 degrees! They may look fun but are dangerous!
4. Leave the fireworks to the professionals. They have training and have the proper permits.
5. Hospitals report numerous hand, arm, leg and eye injuries during the summer caused by fireworks.
6. Many brush fires and even house fires are caused this time of year by the improper use of fireworks by children.
7. Never leave any fireworks where children can find them.

There are numerous web sites available for additional fire safety and fireworks safety tips. Here are just a few.

NFPA ( National Fire Protection Agency ) –

Consumer Products Safety -

Safe Kids Worldwide -

The National Council on Fireworks Safety -

Search Summer Fire Safety Tips and Fireworks Safety for many more web sites and information.

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