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Safety Nugget Week of February 27 - Grass Fire Safety< Back to Blog

Feb 27, 2017
By: T. Cai
Categories: Safety

GRASS FIRE SAFETY

 

Preventing Grass Fires:

 

Spring is around the corner.  Sunshine and temperatures in the 60s would attract crowds of people enjoying the outdoors.

 

Nice weather will increase outdoor fire dangers, such as brush and grass fires.  These types of fires can often be prevented by following a few simple safety rules:

  • Do not throw cigarette or cigar butts on the ground or out of a vehicle.
  • Do not use consumer fireworks.
  • Do not burn trash, leaves or brush outdoors when burn ban in effect,
  • Ensure a 30-foot "safety zone" surrounding the home clear of brush and cedar
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet from the house.
  • Rake leaves, cut off dead limbs and twigs, and mow grass regularly.
  • Do not park cars, trucks, or other vehicles on dry grass or shrubs.
  • Educate children the dangers of playing with fire.
  • Use grills or cooking devices at least 10-foot away from the brush and shrubbery
  • Keep a shovel, a bucket of water, a fire extinguisher, or other fire suppression tools on hand.

 

More information on how to prevent wildland fire can be found from the link below:

http://www.firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/be-firewise/home-and-landscape.aspx

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