Safety first, this summer!
In addition to the traditional BBQ’s, home based fireworks will be on the rise this July 4, 2020 due to the Covid-19, safer at home quarantines. Law offices of Scott Klotzman, P.A. want you to be safe this weekend and all summer long, so we are offering a few BBQ & firework safety tips this Independence Day. Scroll down for a video from one of our rockstar lawyers, Brittany Alexander, Esquire. You can read more about our attorneys here.
Before you fire up the grill, consider safety. From 2011 to 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 9,600 home fires involving grills, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Here are some simple guidelines to ensure BBQ safety:
Keep Your Grill Tuned Up
Treat your grill like a shiny new car by cleaning it and completing regular maintenance.
Work the Grill
In 2006 through 2010, U.S. fire departments were called to the scenes of an average of 8,600 fires, in-home and outside. Operate your grill cautiously and read the manual for model-specific requirements.
Set up the grill outside in an open, uncovered area.
Statistics show that in 2006-2010 more than 28% of structure fires were caused by grills started on a patio, courtyard or terrace and another 28% started on an exterior balcony or open porch. Situate the grill at least 10 feet from a house or building. According to the NFPA, around a quarter of grill injuries are the result of an impatient griller adding fuel to the fire.
Use Common Sense
Good old common sense goes a long way in preventing backyard BBQ disasters.
· Never leave the grill unattended and keep children away.
· Stay sober when operating the grill. You need to be focused and aware, so save the beer or other alcoholic drinks for later.
· Have a fire extinguisher close by
We know this year with Covid-19, things are a bit different for our community. Law Offices of Scott Klotzman, P.A. predict an increase in home firework entertainment this year. Quarantines in Broward County, Miami- Dade, and the Palm Beaches are preventing neighbors from seeing the 2020 firework displays in public. Setting off fireworks at home increases the risk of fires, explosions and property damage.
· Only use fireworks outdoors
· Make sure you have a clear area
· Never allow children to handle fireworks
· Only light one at a time
· maintain a safe distance after lighting
· try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks
· Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding
· Discard mindfully
· Always keep water close by in the event of an issue
Video by: Brittany Alexander, Esquire.
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Law offices of Scott Klotzman, P.A. wish everyone a safe & healthy weekend. If you suffer any property damage over the holiday weekend, please call us immediately at 954-637-7041 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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