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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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