Summer is a time for fun, but it is important to make sure your family are being cautious when using fireworks, grills, and other potentially dangerous materials. Here are thing you need to know about keeping your family and home safe this summer!
July is the peak month for grill fires, including both structure, outdoor or unclassified fires, followed by May, June and August
Leaks or breaks were the factor in 11% of grill structure fires and 23% of outside and unclassified grill fires
Gas grills contribute to a higher number of home fires overall than their charcoal counterparts
A failure to clean the grill was the leading factor contributing to the fire in one –fifth of all grill structure fires. In other instances something that could catch fire was too close to the grill.
NFPA, National Fire Protection Association has great safety tips on a variety of fire and life safety topics. Check them out at www.nfpa.org.
Have fun and stay safe this summer!