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September 1, 2016

Community Update by Paul S. Wilson
Fire Chief

Your Cathedral City Fire Department wants you to enjoy a safe Labor Day Holiday and be alert to the following precautions:

Grilling Safety:

• Before using your grill, position it at least three feet away from other objects, including the house and any shrubs or bushes.

• Only use starter fluid made for barbecue grills when starting a fire in a charcoal grill (Never use gasoline).

• Before using a gas grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line to be sure it is working properly and not leaking.

• Never use a match to check for leaks. If you detect a leak, immediately turn off the gas and don't attempt to light the grill again until the leak is fixed.

• Never bring a barbecue grill indoors, or into any unventilated space (such as a screened porch or garage). This is both a fire and carbon monoxide poisoning hazard.

• Designate the grilling area a "No Play Zone" and keep kids, grand-kids and pets away, until the grill equipment is completely cool.

• Use barbecue mitts and long-handled tools to prevent a contact burn.

Pool Safety:

• Practice constant, adult supervision around any body of water, including pools and spas.

• Never leave a child or grandchild alone or in the care of another youngster.

• When hosting a pool party, designate one adult to be the “water watcher,” for a 20-30 minute period, with the sole responsibility of supervising the children in the water. Rotate the responsibility among the adults at the party to ensure one adult is always solely responsible for watching the kids around water.

• Learn and practice basic lifesaving techniques, including First Aid and CPR. Insist that anyone who cares for your children or grandchildren learn CPR.

• Keep poolside rescue equipment and a cordless or cell phone close to the pool area.

• Install four-sided fencing with self-locking and self-closing gates around pools. Fencing should completely isolate the pool from the home and be least five feet high.

* Safety tips shared by The Home Safety Council®

For Emergencies Dial 9-1-1

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