From the U.S. Fire Administration
Summer is the time to enjoy vacations, camping, picnics and the Fourth of July; however, summertime also brings fires and burn injuries due to fireworks and outdoor cooking.
 GRILL SAFETY
  • Only use your grill outside.
  • Keep it at least 3 feet from siding, deck rails and eaves.
  • Clean your grill after each use. This will remove grease that can start a fire.
  • Open your gas grill before lighting.
  • Keep a 3-foot safe zone around your grill. This will keep kids and pets safe.
  • Place the coals from your grill in a metal can with a lid once they have cooled.
  • Keep an eye on your grill, fire pit or patio torches.
  • Don’t walk away from them when they are lit.
BURN PREVENTION
  • Wear short sleeves or roll them up when cooking on the grill.
  • Use long-handled barbecue tools.
  • Keep a 3-foot safe zone around grills, fire pits and campfires.
  • Attend public fireworks displays; this leaves the lighting to the professionals.
FIRST AID FOR BURNS
  • Place the burn in cool water for three to five minutes.
  • Cover the burn with a clean, dry cloth.
  • See your doctor if the burn is larger than your palm.
For more information and free fire-safety resources, visit www.usfa.fema.gov