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It’s Time to Break Out the Grill | Corona, CA

Now that we are filled with beautiful springtime weather, many of us are beginning to plan our first grilled meals with friends and family. From a campfire breakfast to extra-thick steaks, no matter the time, a bright sunny day is a reason to strike up the ol’ BBQ.

But with these happy times comes with a few precautions. We know that it is supposed to be a good time to be had by all, and not some strict gathering, but these aren’t rules that will change the way you celebrate. Fire safety may seem unnecessary, but there are things we need to keep in mind in order to protect our loved ones from any fire accidents. After all, this is an open flame we’re dealing with – things can happen in a blink of an eye. Here are some tips to ensuring that this season’s BBQs are filled with nothing but happy faces and full bellies:

  • Use only charcoal lighter fluid to start a fire.
  • Once coals are ignited, never add more charcoal lighter fuel or other flammable/petroleum-based products to the fire – the container may explode in your hand!
  • Dispose of used coals in proper containers.
  • Be sure propane grills have the correct setting when being installed.
  • Use grills at least 10 feet away from your house.
  • Keep children and pets away from grills when in use.
  • Dispose of hot coals in proper receptacles – buried coals retain heat for up to 24 hours and may cause a serious burn injury to an unsuspecting passerby who steps on them.

For more information about grilling fire safety, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

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Spring Clean Your Fire Safety | Corona, CA

fire extinguisher trainingNow that the chilly days are warming up and the seasons are beginning to change, it’s time for everyone to get to their favorite springtime task – spring cleaning. But there are some items that are generally overlooked by even the best spring cleaners, and these minor tasks can save your life:

Grills. The NFPA reports that an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling each year. Since this is the season to spark up the grill, make sure you check each the propane tank, the hose, and all connecting points. Make sure the grill is clean — it is a contributing factor in nearly 20% of all grill structure fires so make sure it isn’t near anything flammable. If you have an outdoor fit pit, the same rules remain. Be careful when you celebrate the warm weather.

Chimneys. The odds of you sparking up a cozy fire in the springtime months are pretty slim, so make sure to clean up your fireplace until next year. Another good idea would be to have an inspection and cleaning done. Why wait until the last minute?

Smoke alarms. Regardless of whether or not it was used, the batteries should be changed once a year, so this is an excellent task in the spring. However, test the alarm to make sure things are in working order once a month.

Dryers. The leading cause of clothes dryer-related fires is a failure to keep them clean, so make sure to clean the lint trap after every load, but while spring cleaning, add clean out vent pipe to the list.

For more information about springtime fire safety, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

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