Fire Safety Tips

  1. Chimney & Barbecue Hazards
  2. The Escape Route
  3. Electrical Fire Hazards
  4. Fire Extinguishers
  5. Matches & Cigarettes
  6. Smoke Detectors
  7. Other Fire Safety Tips

Barbecue FireTips

  • Consider installing a spark arrestor on your chimney. They are relatively inexpensive. An approved arrestor will prevent sparks and other burning material from escaping and starting a fire on your roof, your trees, your bushes, or your neighbor's property.
  • If there is uncleared land surrounding your property, trim back brush at least 100 feet from your home. Keep tree branches at least 10 feet from your chimney.
  • Keep barbecue grills away from any and all flammable materials. Trees, shrubs, and even your house could catch on fire from your grill.
  • Store unused starter fluid and charcoal away from the grill. Keep all highly flammable materials in a locked, fireproof cabinetsuch as:
    • Charcoal
    • Paints
    • Solvents
    • Starter fluid
    • Varnishes
  • Never use gasoline as a cleaning solvent, and never use flammable materials in an enclosed area.