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Stay safe this summer!

8/17/2016 (Permalink)

Community Stay safe this summer! A backyard barbecue can become dangerous quickly if proper safety precautions aren't considered.

There is nothing like firing up the grill during the summer months! Did you know, Julyand August are peak months for grill fires? A backyard barbecue can become dangerous quickly if proper safety precautions aren't considered. SERVPRO of Brazos Valley wants you to have an enjoyable and safe summer. Consider the following tips to ensure your summer celebrations are disaster-free!

* Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.

* The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overchanging branches.

* Keep children and pets away from grill area.

* Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.

* When using a charcoal grill, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.

* Never leave your grill unattended.

* Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear.

* Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case or in case of fire. Children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over as they may still be active.

* The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.

Firework Facts

6/24/2015 (Permalink)

Community Firework Facts it only takes one three dollar firework to caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in fire damages

For many Americans, fireworks are a hallmark of the Independence Day celebrations that binds the US in it's festivities. However, it only takes one three dollar firework to caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in fire damages to residential and commercial properties. Consider some of the following facts:

* in 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 17,800 reported fires, including 1,200 structure fires, 400 vehicle fires and 16,300 outside and other fires.

* There fires resulted in an estimated 40 civilian injuries and $32 million in direct property damage, with no reported fire deaths.

* On Independence Day in a typical year, fireworks account for two out of five of all reported fires, more than any other cause of fire.

So remember these facts as you are celebrating with family and friends! Have fun, but stay safe!