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UFA SPRING SAFETY MESSAGE

Apr 03, 2015 11:16AM ● Published by City of Taylorsville

 Now that it is spring, thoughts turn to cleaning up from the long winter and making repairs around the home and enjoying the outdoors. Keeping a few safety thoughts in mind will help you make your experience much more enjoyable.

INSIDE THE HOME

• Check and clean your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

• Check your fire extinguishers

• Check for overloaded or damaged extension cords

• Prepare for storm-related outages: make sure your flashlights and portable radios have batteries and that other supplies (such as bottled water) are stocked and available

• Practice exit drills with your family so everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency

• Properly store household chemicals and never mix cleaning agents

OUTSIDE and AROUND THE YARD

• Make sure your house address numbers are up and visible from the street

• Clean up yard debris. Cut back dead limbs and grasses

• Maintain a clear fire zone of 10 feet around structures. Clean up leaves and debris and consider using stone or non-combustible mulches

• Check outdoor electrical outlets and other electrical appliances

• Get your grill cleaned and serviced. Check all propane tanks and lines for leaks and damage

• Keep 100 feet of garden hose with an attached nozzle connected and ready for use

IN THE GARAGE OR SHED

• Clean up and properly store paints, pool and yard chemicals

• Check fuel containers for leaks and make sure they are properly stored

• Have all power equipment cleaned, serviced, and readied for use

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