Now that summer is upon us the days and weekends can be filled with enjoyable activities such as Barbecue and sleeping in. With that in mind the City of Corpus Christi Fire Department has created a list of items that will help ensure a summer that is not only fun, but safe as well.
These are a few suggestions from the Corpus Christi Fire Department that can keep citizens safe:
Have working smoke alarm installed in your home
Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children
Closely monitor you children’s activities
Don’t leave children unattended in the kitchen
Keep BBQ pits and grills at lease 10ft from any combustible structure
Dispose of charcoals in metal can with lid after they have cooled
Roll up sleeves while grilling.
Use long handled barbecue tools
Keep a three foot safe zone around grills, fire pits and campfires
Learn and teach children to “Stop, Drop, Cover Face, and Roll”
When away for home, choose hotels with sprinkler systems and fire alarms
Know where exits are located
Never leave children unattended around a pool