This July 4th, Keep Your Property Safe!

There are certain holiday’s that keep emergency responder crews on their toes. This includes Thanksgiving, when countless people attempt to deep fry a turkey to no avail, Halloween, when all sorts of mischief occurs, and the Fourth of July, when everyone and their brother heads out for a barbeque celebration.

If you just purchased a property sale and are in the process of moving in or moving out—or if you have recently got your belongings out of storage after a long process of finding a foreclosure in Jacksonville, then this might be your first attempt at lighting up the traeger grills in quite some time.

The Fourth of July is a great time to celebrate, spend time with family and appreciate all that comes with being an American, but in the midst of this process try to keep “safety first” in mind.

Here are a few tips to help guarantee a safe and fun Fourth of July celebration this summer:

  • Set the grill up in an area that is clear of debris
  • Don’t add lighter fluid to already hot coals
  • Let all equipment cool completely before putting it in  storage
  • Never, ever grill in the rain
  • Replace the cap on the lighter fluid immediately and store it away from the grill
  • Move all activity away from the grill, including tossed footballs and Frisbees
  • Keep pets away from the grill
  • Keep children away from the grill

Following these basic tips will keep your property safe as you enjoy a day in the backyard with friends and family. Also, remember to be careful with the foods you prepare on the grill. Try pre-cooking chicken to make sure your food is cooked all the way through before consuming it.