Summer Fire Safety Tips: How To Keep Your Family Safe
Summer + Heat + Drought = Time to Go Over Summer Fire Safety Tips!
It’s time to make a plan!
No one wants their family to get hurt or worse, and therefore it is imperative you have a family meeting to talk about safety rules as they pertain to all things fire!
In a previous article we touched on Summer Water Safety Tips and we believe this article is JUST as important.
Ready? Let’s review how you can keep your family safe from fire this summer!
Create a Fire Safety Plan
Whether it is winter, spring, summer or fall – all you need to do is… make a fire safety plan!
You and your children should sit down and create a written fire safety plan. Need to know what that looks like? Start here.
Purchase Several Fire Extinguishers for your Home
Next up, be really prepared by not just purchasing several fire extinguishers for your home, but learning where and how to store them, as well as learn how to use them!
Supervise Your Children Near Open Fires
Fire is oh so tempting.
Summer is a great time for families to relax and to spend more time outdoors. What’s more fun than making an open fire for roasting marshmallows or hotdogs. Kids love this activity.
Be sure to assign at least one adult to supervise the fire and the children at all times!
Don’t Leave Your Grill Unattended
When grilling outdoors, it’s easy to forget something and think about running back inside to the kitchen to get the forgotten item.
Instead of running back inside and leaving the hot grill unattended, use your phone to call or text a family member to bring you more oil, spices, meat or veggies! Safety first!
Don’t Light Campfires During Fire Bans
Before starting a fire to burn garbage or firewood, always check with the local fire department or county to see if a fire ban is in place. Summers are hot and dry in the South. One spark can easily set off a huge forest fire. Don’t be that person. Always call, check and adhere to local fire guidelines.
Use Extreme Caution Around Fireworks
While the 4th of July just passed, we aren’t out of the woods as far as fireworks. In many states, fireworks are illegal so that means when tourists visit the beach, they are tempted to buy and set off fireworks!
If you want to see fireworks, we suggest connecting with Broadway at the Beach, the Myrtle Beach Pelican Baseball Team or Barefoot Landing for a calendar of event to their public fireworks!
Don’t Light Candles and Torches Near Small Children or Pets
Last but not least, this is last fire hazard can be so deceiving yet is so dangerous!
Tiki torches hold oil and when they are lit, the hot oil can easily scald a child or a pet. We recommend not lighting torches or candles at all if you have small children or pets in your family.
Happy Summer 2021!
Let us know if we can help you with any of your home or commercial security needs this summer.