Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SUMMER FIRE PREVENTION: PART 1 - THE OUTDOORS

6/14/2017 (Permalink)

With the official start of summer only days away we at SERVPRO of Norwich / Windham County would like to review some important outdoor safety tips.

Wildfires

Watch the weather for conditions that are optimal for wildfires:

  • Low temperatures
  • High winds
  • Extremely dry spells

Fireworks

Carelessness and misuse of fireworks can lead to serious injury, so following these helpful tips to stay safe when handling fireworks.

  • Check for any fireworks are bans in your area.
  • Never point fireworks at people or, in the direction of structures and things that may easily catch fire.
  • Abide by all local rules and regulations.
  • Properly dispose of fireworks and flammable materials.

Fire pits and Campfires

A fire pit or campfire embers can travel one mile from the source of the main fire to land on roofs, decks, dry grass/leaves or in homes through any opening.

  • Abide by rules in the area by paying attention to fire bans, limits, times and other regulations.
  • Don’t build fires near dry leaves or overhanging tree branches
  • Surround your fire with rocks.
  • Keep lighter fluid and other flammable materials away.
  • Be careful with how much lighter fluid you use.
  • Keep fire away from tents and property and make sure it’s downwind.
  • Never leave a fire unattended,
  • Always put out a fire completely before you leave.

If a fire does impact you and your family call SERVPRO Norwich / Windham County at (860) 887 - 0447 for all of your fire restoration needs.

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