Fire Safety Rules for Outdoor Parties

Fire Restoration

As the temperature rises, the more time we spend outside. Summertime is the perfect season for outdoor events and activities with friends and family. Everyone loves gathering around the backyard fire pit, pool, or other open space to celebrate. 

While these gatherings can be a lot of fun, it’s important to stay safe. Fire hazards increase during the summer holidays. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 64% of American households own an outdoor barbecue or grill. Fire departments respond to an estimated 10,600 home structures and outdoor fires involving grills per year. Most accidents occur in July, followed by June, May, and August. 

Outdoor Fire Prevention Tips

Fire sources such as grills, candles, portable outdoor fireplaces, patio (tiki) torches, and fire pits can start a fire in your backyard if they’re not used carefully. Here are some practical tips to prevent fires during your next outdoor gathering.

Grill Safety

Person cleaning the grill for fire safety
Stay safe by cleaning your grill regularly.

Campfire Safety

Candle and Portable Fireplace Safety 

Use a fire pit to have a safe campfire.

When it comes to all outdoor fire activities, keep children and pets under supervision, and keep them at a three feet distance from flames. Maintain a safe distance between guests and the fire. For pits and grills, this should be at least 10 feet. After your event is over, make sure your heat source is completely out before leaving. This includes both the fire pit and any grills. 

You may want to have an emergency plan in place in case the unexpected happens. Keep a garden hose, a bucket of water, or a fire extinguisher close by. Remember that most portable fire extinguishers have a range of just 6 to 10 feet and last for 8 to 10 seconds. Evacuate the property and immediately call 911 if the fire becomes uncontrollable. 

For Fire Damage Restoration, Call PuroClean’s Remediation Experts

Follow these fire safety tips to enjoy a disaster-free summer season with your loved ones! If, however, a fire event occurs on your property, PuroClean stands ready to assist you. Our fire restoration technicians are prepared to deal with smoke cleanup and fire damage repairs of any size. Contact your local PuroClean office for speedy and professional fire damage restoration services.

Last edited on 31st of May 2022