2403 South 18th St. Suite 200, Union Gap, WA 98903 - Phone: (509) 574-1900
SUMMERTIME FIRE SAFETYGRILLING
Keep barbecue grills away from
anything that can burn.
Stay with grill when lighted,
keep children and pets well away from area.
Protect yourself by wearing a
heavy apron and an oven mitt that fits high on your forearm.
If you get burned run cool water
over burn for 10-15 minutes.
Never use a grill inside your
home. In addition to being a fire hazard the grill can easily cause carbon
For charcoal grills only use starter
fluids designed for barbecue grills.
For gas grills, always store gas
cylinder outside and turn off valves when not in use.
Fireworks are designed to burn
and explode, and are a leading cause of injuries in the United States.
Children between the ages of 10
and 14 are at the greatest risk of injury from fireworks.
National Fire Protection Agency
recommends that all fireworks, even those marked legal, be used by professional
LANDSCAPING / GARDENING
Trim tree limbs so they don't
hang over your roof, and keep gutters free of leaves and other debris that
Make a defensible area around
your home by clearing weeds, brush, and other flammable vegetation at least
thirty feet away from your home.
Always store firewood away from
any structures, and check with the local fire department prior to burning
of brush or trash.
Consult your fire department about
types of fire resistant plants and vegetation for use in landscaping.
Store gasoline outside the home,
preferably in a locked detached shed.
Use gasoline as a motor fuel only.
When transporting gasoline in
an automobile, place in a sealed container in the trunk with the trunk lid
propped open. Take a direct route home and never store gasoline in a vehicle.
Before fueling your boat extinguish
all smoking material and shut off motors, fans, and heating devices. Be sure
to ground the fuel nozzle to the fuel intake, and leave room for expansion
in the tank.
Wipe up fuel spills immediately
and check bilge for for fuel leaks and odors. After fueling and before starting
motor ventilate with the blower for at least four minutes.
On board your covered boat, consider
installing a smoke detector and test the battery before using the boat.
use only portable stoves designed
specifically for marine use
Liquid and solid chlorine-based
oxidizers are commonly sold for home pool care as hydrogen chloride products.
These chemicals can spontaneously combust if contaminated by organic materials(such
as body fluids, acid rain, etc) or hydrocarbon liquids such as fuel or motor
Toxic fumes are a product of this
type of fire and may require resident evacuation.
Store pool chemicals in accordance
with the manufacturers directions and always store outside the home.
Fire retardant tents are best,
and always pitch them well away from your campfire.
Only use flashlights or battery
powered lanterns. Liquid fueled devices used in an enclosed space present
a fire and carbon monoxide threat.
Build your campfire downwind from
your tent site.
Obey park service regulations,
and clear away all dry vegetation from your fire pit. Use park provided fire
pits when available.
"NEVER" use gasoline as a fire
starter, and always store liquid flammables away from campfire site.
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