Out with June, in with July! July is always a good time to talk about fire safety, both with burning yard waste and fireworks. If you or a family member live within City Limits, a burn permit is required to burn any yard waste. These are available online at https://www.tfid.org/734/Online-Burn-Permits and are required to be presented if the fire department responds to check on the burn. Remember to have a hose nearby to prevent the spread to things that should not be burned!
Some tips to remember as we celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks:
Never allow young children to handle fireworks.
Older children should use them only under close adult supervision.
Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear.
Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands or light them indoors.
Only use them away from people, houses, and flammable material.
Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting.
Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks.
Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding.
Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that do not go off or in case of fire.
Never use illegal fireworks.
As we move into summer, it is always a good thing to remember to be safe while recreating. We have been on several calls in and around the canyon. Please remember to stay back from the canyon edge and take safety precautions when playing near or in the water. We would love to make it through the summer without any more canyon incidents! That wraps it up from the fire department. Have a great July and stay safe!