Last Updated on May 28, 2021 by rampartsecurity

Summer Home Fire Safety

Heading out to your summer camp or home away from home? We’re excited for the summer just like you. However, we’re also revisiting safety at our summer get-away or even staycation. It’s time to refresh on fire safety for the camp/summer home and grilling. Grills, hibachis, or barbecues are found in about two-thirds of all homes. That’s a lot of tasty outdoor meals. The NFPA reports fire departments respond to an annual average of 8,900 home fires (more than 10,000 grill fires each year) involving outdoor cooking. Don’t let this dampen your cook-out. Consider a few safety measures.
  • Remember to prevent a fire, place the grill well away from not just the home but from deck railings, out from under eaves, and overhanging branches.
  • Keep the grill clean, level on a flat surface, and never unattended.
  • Keep apron strings away from dangling over the grill.
  • If the flame goes out, turn the grill off and the gas off and wait at least five minutes to re-light.
  • Never use water to put out a grease fire. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby, or a bucket of sand.
For your summer camp or home, make it a safe home away from home. Use the same fires safety standards you have in your main home. Keep a smoke detector in each sleeping area. Add a CO alarm on each level. Place a fire extinguisher somewhere easily accessible. Have a fire escape plan with two ways out. Experts recommend having an alarm on the door leading from the house to the pool. Also having a fence at least four feet high around the perimeter of the pool or spa. Life rings or reaching poles should also be nearby.