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Fire Prevention Bureau
Summer is here, with that comes outdoor fun of all kinds. The DeKalb Fire
Department would like to pass on a few tips for safe summer fun.
Keep charcoal and gas grills outdoors.
As tempting as it is DO NOT use the grill in the garage or under a
Grills should not be used or stored on, under, or within ten feet of
Do not add lighter fluid to a smoldering fire or charcoal
Don’t allow children to play around the grill
Wear a helmet while riding bicycle or motorcycle.
As drivers on the roadways be aware of bicycles and motorcycles
Pedestrians have the right of way, watch for and give clearance to
joggers and walkers.
Never swim alone.
Don’t swim or play in flood water
Also remember food-borne illness.
Wash your hands before and after handling any food, especially raw
meat, fish, and poultry.
Store the food correctly “keep it hot, keep it cold, or don’t keep it”
DeKalb Fire Department
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DeKalb, IL 60115
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