Summer weather means barbecues, camping and fireworks. While fun and relaxing,
it’s important to take precautions to prevent fire accidents. Here
are a few tips to keep your family safe while enjoying some of your favorite
- Attend public firework displays instead of popping your own.
- Carefully read and follow instructions for each firework.
- Always have adult supervision - never let young children handle fireworks.
- Sparklers should immediately be placed in water after they burn out.
- Never try to re-light fireworks that don’t work properly the first time.
- Never grill in enclosed areas – carbon monoxide can build up.
- Be sure the fuel line is properly connected to the propane tank and the
tank is not overfilled.
- Do not add lighter fluid to an already lit fire. The flames could flash
back into the container causing it to explode.
- Supervise children closely and keep matches and lighters out of reach.
- Never dispose of coals in paper, plastic or wooden containers.
- Douse coals with plenty of water and stir them to ensure the fire is completely out.
- Build fires away from dry grass and leaves and never under low-overhanging trees.
- Keep fires small and never leave them unattended.
- Put the fire out when you are done. Cover the embers with sand and/or saturate
- Follow all park rules for the use and extinguishing of campfires.