Don't allow your summertime to go up in flames.
Summertime is here. The sun is shining, the trees and flowers are coming into full bloom and people want to be outside planting flowers, enjoying activities and getting together. Summer is one of the best times of the year. This time of the year is also when fires are more prevalent due to dry leaves, grass, air. When we are having fun, we tend to get caught up in the moment. Sometimes we don’t realize the potential danger that could cause a fire to get out of control. I would like to share some reminders to keep our parks, trails, forests, animals, homes, and businesses safe.
If you smoke. Never throw your cigarette or cigar (or anything that can be lit) in a wooded area or on dry grass. Please put your Cigarette or cigar out completely and dispose of it in a proper container.
When barbecuing be certain to only cook food in an open and designated area. Please do not walk away from the flames, if you must, have another person watching until you come back. Be certain to always put the fire out completely after you are finished.
The same goes for any fire pits, gas or otherwise.
Keep gas containers on a shelf away from anything flammable. It is best to leave it by itself and store it in the coolest spot away from direct sunlight. Best wishes to all for a safe and happy summer from our team here at SERVPRO of Oak Park Ferndale.