Fire pits and chimeneas have become very popular and are widely available for sale at garden and home stores. As you enjoy these products on a cool, fall evening, it is important to use them safely. Please keep these guidelines in mind:
Please check with your local municipality to determine if these devices are legal or whether a permit is required. Determine whether a cover is required for a fire pit.
Observe any burning bans or Red Flag warnings in your area, and comply with any ozone warnings that may be in place.
Place a chimenea or fire pit securely on a flat surface that is non-combustible. Do not place directly on a wooden surface.
Most campus-related fires occur in off-campus housing, according to statistics collected by the U.S. Fire Administration. Considering that the majority of the nation’s 20 million college students choose to live in off-campus housing, this puts a significant number of them at risk.
Accompany young children on their Halloween rounds.
When you take your young ghosts and goblins out trick-or-treating, follow some simple tips to keep your Halloween safe and not too scary. Go over the rules and guidelines with your child before leaving the house:
Go out with your young children to supervise
Or, allow your child out only with an adult you know and trust
This is the third of five blogs on fire safety topics during our October observance of Fire Prevention Month.
Develop a fire escape plan and practice it with all family members.
Installing the proper safety equipment and having an emergency escape plan are two critical things that can make a difference in the event of a house fire. Make the necessary preparations now to improve the chances that your family will survive a house fire.
Develop an emergency escape plan
Create a plan that includes escape routes from each room of your home