Fire Damage Restoration | Summertime Fire Safety

Summer is a great time to go on road trips, camping trips, and plan other fun activities. However, regardless of what you do, safety should be your number one priority. While camping, bonfires, and outdoor barbeques give you a chance to have fun, explore and show off your outdoorsy skills, bonfire-related accidents send hundreds of adults and kids to the hospital every year.

A United States Fire Administration report states that summer is the most dangerous season for fire-related accidents, deaths, and injuries. So, is it possible to enjoy a sizzling hot summer without getting injured?

Indeed, summer should be a time to have fun and make memories. Knowing a few summertime fire safety tips and following them will help keep you and your loved ones safe.

  1. Fireworks

The safest and best way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public outdoor display put on by experts. Fireworks, also known as pyrotechnic devices, are designed to burn and explode, causing injuries if not dealt with. Some fireworks summertime fire safety tips are mentioned below:

  • Ideally, you should watch a fireworks show that is organized by professionals. If you plan to light your own fireworks, make sure they are legal in your area.
  • Never light fireworks near dry grass or indoors.
  • Don’t wear loose clothing when dealing with fireworks.
  • Always keep a fire extinguisher and bucket of water nearby.
  • Supervise children around fireworks at all times.
  • Follow the guidelines and warning labels on the fireworks to the tee.
  • Stand at a distance from lit fireworks. If they don’t go off, don’t investigate them. Instead, put them in water and dispose of them.
  1. Grilling

Whether gas, charcoal, or electric, July is the peak month for grilling fires. No matter the type of grill, here are some summertime fire safety tips that you must follow to avoid an accident:

  • Maintain a three-foot safety zone around your grill, away from other people and objects.
  • Before using the grill, check the connection between the fuel line and the propane tank or gas pipeline.
  • Ensure that the venturi tubes (where gas and air mix) aren’t blocked.
  • Don’t wear loose clothing while cooking a barbeque.
  • Keep all lighters and matches away from children.
  • Do not add more fluid if the fire is already lit, as it can result in a backlash - explosion.
  • Always have a barbeque in an open area.
  • In case of an emergency, call 911.
  1. Camping

Who doesn’t love to go camping? From assembling tents to building a bonfire, camping is one of the most memorable parts of our childhoods. However, you have to be extra careful when lighting up a campfire. Here are some summertime fire safety tips to ensure a safe campfire for this summer season:

  • Build the campfire away from your camp, leaves, and dry grass.
  • Never leave campfires unattended.
  • Keep plenty of water and shovel around the fire in case things get out of hand.
  • Only use lanterns and flashlights inside the tent.

Contact STOP Restoration of Spokane!

Avoid fire-related accidents by following the above-mentioned summertime fire safety tips and tricks. However, in case of an unfortunate incident, don’t waste any time and call STOP Restoration of Spokane. With over 40 years of experience, their fire restoration team can help you salvage your fire- and smoke-damaged property. The fire restoration process includes boarding up damaged areas, performing demolition and reconstruction, removing soot and debris, and cleaning and deodorizing your items and space to get your life back on track as soon as possible. For more information, visit our website right away!