Summer Fire Safety


6/11/2009

With the warm summer weather (hopefully) finally arriving, Fire Chief Gerald Reardon and the Cambridge Fire Department wish to advise the public of the following timely fire safety items:

  • Use of Barbecue grills, hibachis etc. are prohibited on rooftops, decks, porches or balconies in the City of Cambridge.
  • When using an outdoor grill keep it a safe distance away from a building.
  • Never leave a burning grill un-attended. Protect children from burning themselves!
  • Be sure that any LP-Gas cylinders are less than 12 years old and are equipped with an overfill protection device.
  • If using a charcoal grill, use only charcoal lighter fluid to start the coals. Never add fluid to the fire.
  • Use extreme caution when re-fueling a gasoline powered lawn mower. Let the mower cool before adding additional fuel.
  • The possession and use of all fireworks by private citizens is illegal in Massachusetts.
  • In the event clothing catches on fire: Stop, Drop and Roll to extinguish the fire!
  • Cool a burn. For minor burns, run cool water immediately over the burn. Seek emergency medical help immediately for more serious burns.
  • As always, periodically test your smoke detectors and practice escape routes with children.
  • Post the phone number for the Poison Control Center near your phone: 1-800-222-1222

 

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