Fires can happen at any time of the year. Regardless of whether it’s the dead of winter or the hottest day in the summer, a fire can break out in or around your home. However, there are some fire safety hazards that are unique to the summertime. Take a look at a few of them below.
Campfires, bonfires, and fire pits
Even though it’s hot outside in most parts of the country in the summer, that doesn’t stop people from starting different kinds of fires at night. From big bonfires to small fires in fire pits, you and your family are probably going to light a fire at some point this summer. When you do, you should make sure you have fire safety equipment around. You should also have a plan for extinguishing the fire at the end of the night.
There’s nothing quite like throwing some hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and enjoying a nice, big barbecue on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, a barbecue can lead to a fire if you’re not careful. You should make sure you know how to use a grill before you start it up. You should also never leave your grill unattended. Doing so could lead to a big fire that can quickly spiral out of control.
Whether you’re letting off a bunch of fireworks on the 4th of July or lighting a few to celebrate the end of a barbecue, you need to be careful about when and where you light fireworks. Left in the wrong hands, fireworks can present a big problem and can lead to serious injuries and, in some cases, even death. It’s usually best to leave fireworks to the professionals who know how to handle them properly.
The start of the summer is a great time to take inventory of the fire prevention tactics you use in your home. It’s also a great time to check to see if you have up-to-date fire alarms and smoke detectors installed. Life Safety Consultants has products that will make your home safer. Contact us at 888-557-0558 today to place an order.