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Beat the heat: 12 summer safety tips

Enjoy the pleasures of summer while staying safe.

Come summer and more time spent outdoors, consider these grilling safety tips, along with reminders for firework safety and fire pit safety.

Beat the Heat: 12 Summer Safety Tips

Celebrate the warm-weather, worry-free bliss of summer while helping keep your friends and family out of harm's way. Use these summer safety tips for your next barbecue, fireworks display or campfire.

5 grilling basics

  1. Cool it off
    During a flare-up, move the meat to a cooler side of the grill, then briefly cover the grill to cut off the oxygen supply
  2. 165° F
    Safe internal temperature for grilling chicken
  3. Keep it clean
    Regularly remove grease from a grill's stainless steel to mitigate fire hazards.
  4. Mind the gas
    A loose hose, tiny holes or any damage to the propane tank can create gas leaks. Regularly inspect your connections.
  5. 10 feet
    The minimum distance between your house and your grill.

4 fireworks smarts

  • Leave it to the pros
    That's the best recommendation for a spectacular fireworks show. Many fireworks are against the law and can cause major damage.
  • 1,200°
    The temperature of burning sparklers.
  • 18,500
    Reports of fireworks-associated fires each year.
  • Bucket of water
    Keep one nearby in case of a fire or to dispose of sparklers or fireworks.

3 campfire reminders

  • 30 inches
    Suggested length of a roasting stick to minimize getting too close to a campfire.
  • 15 feet
    Distance campfires should be from existing structures, trees and greenery, and tents.
  • Build a pit
    Use a ring of rocks to designate a pit or clearing for the fire. Avoid putting logs directly on grassy areas or decaying leaves.


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