Summer Fire Safety
 

Fireworks Safety - See "Fireworks in Cheltenham"

  • The best way to enjoy fireworks is to visit public fireworks displays put on by professionals who know how to safely handle fireworks.

  • Consumer fireworks are not legal in Pennsylvania.

  • Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass.

  • Always have a bucket of water and/or a fire extinguisher nearby. Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly.

  • Do not wear loose clothing while using fireworks.

  • Stand several feet away from lit fireworks. If a devise does not go off, do not stand over it to investigate it. Put it out with water and dispose of it.

  • Always read the directions and warning labels on fireworks. If a devise is not marked with the contents, direction and a warning label, do not light it.

  • Supervise children around fireworks at all times.

Barbecue Safety

  • Before using a grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line. Make sure the venturi tubes - where the air and gas mix - are not blocked.

  • Do not overfill the propane tank.

  • Do not wear loose clothing while cooking at a barbecue.

  • Be careful when using lighter fluid. Do not add fluid to an already lit fire because the flame can flashback up into the container and explode.

  • Keep all matches and lighters away from children. Teach your children to report any loose matches or lighters to an adult immediately. Supervise children around outdoor grills.

  • Dispose of hot coals properly - douse them with plenty of water, and stir them to ensure that the fire is out. Never place them in plastic, paper or wooden containers.

  • Never grill/barbecue in enclosed areas - carbon monoxide could be produced.

  • Make sure everyone knows to Stop, Drop and Roll in case a piece of clothing does catch fire. Call 911 or your local emergency number if a burn warrants serious medical attention.

Campfire Safety

  • Build campfires where they will not spread, away from dry grass and leaves.

  • Keep campfires small, and don't let them get out of hand.

  • Keep plenty of water and a shovel around to douse the fire when you're done. Stir it and douse it again with water.

  • Never leave campfires unattended.

       
       
       
       
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