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      Summer Fire Safety

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      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.
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