Fire Prevention Week Tip #3: Seasonal Fires
- Fireworks Each July Fourth, thousands of people are injured while using consumer fireworks.
- Grilling A grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard.
- Halloween safety Taking simple fire safety precautions, like making sure fabrics for costumes and decorative materials are flame-resistant, can prevent fires.
- Lightning Fires started by lightning peak in the summer months and in the late afternoon and early evening.
- Outdoor entertaining Hosting outdoor events means there’s an increased risk of home fires.
- Thanksgiving safety Fire safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving.
-Electrical safety around water Electric shock drowning (ESD) can occur when faulty wiring sends an electrical current into the water.
- Winter holiday safety NFPA's "Project Holiday" provides a wealth of safety information to ensure your holidays area safe one.
Learn more by going to NFPAs seasonal tips website: http://www.nfpa.org/