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Fire Safety on the 4th of July

A brightnest GUIDE: FIRE on the SAFETY TH FIREWORKS JULY 8th, 1776 = the first time 70 percent of all fireworks-related 70% injuries happen June 20- July 20 fireworks were used to celebrate Independence Day Children under (40% $600M 15 years old is spent on account for fireworks about 40% each year in of the injuries the U.S. - 15yr + 15yr TIPS: Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them. Some areas have fire bans during this hot, dry time of year. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap. Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully functioned. COOKOUTS 74 MILLION Americans will be 150 MILLION grilling on July 4th will be eaten on Fourth of July Over half of grill |57%| 69% fires on residential properties occur during May, June, July, & August Propane is the power source in 69 percent of all grill fires on residential properties TIPS: Never use a grill indoors or in a garage. Use the grill at least 10 feet away from your house or any building. Keep pets and kids away. Only use charcoal lighter fluid. If you run out, do not try to substitute gas, kerosene, or a Roman candle. It will end badly. If you do have a grease fire, use baking soda to put it out, not water. Keep the baking soda arm's length while you pour. CAMPFIRES On federal lands, July 4th is one abandoned 1 of the top campfires are three busiest the number one weekends of source of the year in national parks human-caused wildfires. 4.4 MILLION 1/3 amount of acres burned of all human-caused fires are in a year as a result of fires started by people who are careless with their campfires. 4000 caused by humans TIPS: First, make sure it's legal! Fire bans are common during the summer months. Clear a five foot area around the fire and keep extra wood upwind from the flames. Make sure the fire is fully extinguished before you leave by 3 putting out with water, stirring the area with a shovel, and ensuring all embers are cool. * * * * * ★ ★ ★ ★ * * * * * * * * * * * ★ ★ ★ Sources: - Fourth of July History - Fourth of July interesting facts and statistics U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission - CPSC Announces Drop in Firework Related Injuries; Consumers Still Urged To Celebrate Safe This July 4th U.S. Fire Administration - Focus on Fire Safety: Fireworks United States Census Bureau - The Fourth of July 2011 U.S. Fire Administration - USFA Releases Grill Fires on Residential Properties Report USDA Forest Service - Fire Prevention Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources - What are the leading causes of most forest fires Arbor Day Foundation - Causes of Forest Fires BrightNest is a free site that provides tips, tricks and weekly reminders to help you keep your home in great shape. Sign up now at! Memorial Day Labor Day

Fire Safety on the 4th of July

shared by brightnest on Jul 02
Right now across the US, we are experiencing some of the hottest temperatures and the driest conditions in history. That’s why it is critical this Fourth of July for people to be diligent about fire...




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