Summer is nearly here, which means outdoor barbecue parties and July 4th fireworks. It’s also a good time to make or review your fire escape plan. Thinking about the possibility of a fire at your Dawson Springs property is not fun, but having a plan can save you and your family if disaster strikes. Inside, it’s important to make sure that your smoke detectors are all working. If you have a two story home, be sure you have a ladder you can hang out a window to get out in case you can’t get downstairs. Be sure everyone in your house knows where it’s kept and how to use it. Fires are most likely to start in the kitchen, so be sure to have a fire extinguisher within easy reach. Teach older children how to use it, too.
Everyone Living in Dawson Springs Should Follow Precautions
Outside your Dawson Springs property, be sure that you have brush and debris cleared to at least 30 feet around the house. If you have trees, keep them trimmed of dead branches and leaves, especially those close to the house. Keep branches away from the house. Thin shrubs and other foliage so that there is space between plants. Those living in Dawson Springs who own more rural property should be sure that all grass is trimmed to four inches. In addition, tour your property to make sure that dead and dry plants and trees are disposed of.
If you enjoy barbecuing outdoors, be sure your grill is placed on a cement patio and away from plants. Keep a fire extinguisher handy. When it comes to fireworks, be sure to follow all local ordinances about what types are allowed. If you choose to set them off, keep a bucket of water close by in case of a fire.
By following these rules, you’ll be a long way to enjoying a fun, safe summer!