As the weather starts to heat up, conditions get drier. It's important to be prepared and be responsible with fire.
Here some tips to keep in mind:
- Know and follow local and state fire regulations at home and when visiting state and federal parks.
- Nebraska law prohibits open burning without first obtaining an Open Burning Permit from the local fire chief.
- Before burning, consider the alternatives: composing, recycling or hauling to a landfill.
- 100,000 people are injured by fire each year. Think before striking a match.
- When you find a fire hazard, follow the three R's: Repair, Replace, or Remove.
- Preventing fires saves lives, homes, natural resources, and taxpayer dollars.
- Allow lawnmowers to cool before refueling.
- Protect your home from wildfires. Clear high grass and debris from at least 30-feet around your home.
- Never use gasoline to light a barbeque grill, campfire, or debris fire. Gasoline vapors are unpredictable.
- Never leave a barbeque grill, debris fire, or a campfire unattended.
- One small spark can forever change your life. Practice fire prevention and fire safety every day.