Summer Safety Tips

Posted on: Friday July 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Summer Safety Tips

Grilling fire safety tips 

- only use your grill outside keep it three feet away from siding, decks and rails

- clean your grill after each use (this will remove grease that can start a fire)

- Keep a 3 foot safe zone around your camp fire

- Place the coals from your grill in a metal can with a lid once they have cooled

- Open your gas grill before lighting

- Keep an eye on your grill, fire pit or patio torches. Never leave any of them unattended


Prepare for wildfire maintenance defensible space

- Zone 1 extends 30 feet from buildings, structures, decks, etc.

- Remove all dead plants

- Remove dry leaves and pine needles from your yard, roof and rain gutters.

- Remove branches that hang over your roof and keep dead branches away from your chimney

-Trim trees regularly 8 feet from the ground and 10 feet from other trees

- Relocate wood piles to Zone 2

-Zone 2 extends 100 feet out from buildings, structures, decks, etc.

-Cut or mow grass down to a maximum height of 3 inches.

-remove fallen leaves, needles, twigs, bark, cones and small branches.

Enjoy the Sunshine!