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lead to devastating burns,and evendeath. For these reasons,sion and use of any fireworks,without exception, is illegal in NewYork City.Leave professionals and enjoy the many fireworks dis-plays scheduled throughout the City. These displaysare conducted under the supervision of the FDNY. SUMMER FIRE SAFETYSUMMER FIRE SAFETY FIRE SAFETY TIPSFIRE SAFETY TIPS 1 FIRE HYDRANT SAFETY2 FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL3 LIGHT YOUR BBQ FIRE SAFELY4 THE DANGERS OF GASOLINE5 NATURAL GAS IN THE HOME6 ELECTRICITY- HANDLE WITH CARE For more Fire Safety info visit the FDNY Websiteswww.nyc.gov/fdnywww.fdnyfoundation.org FIRE DEPARTMENTFIRE SAFETY EDUCATION CITYOF NEW YORK ow to have hot fun in the summer timeEvery season brings its own safety hazards.Spring into Summer by protecting yourselfand your family by taking the following pre- n open fire hydrant without a sprinklercap wastes 1000 gallons of water perminute--as much in an hour as an entirefamily of four uses in a year!Open fire hydrcapabilities, putting your neighbor-cool,visit your local firehouse and The FDNY FireDog “Twenty” rides along with theFirefighters of Ladder Company 20 in Manhattan. TOREPORTABLOCKEDFIREHYDRANTORANIMPROPERLYOPENEDHYDRANT or cords on appliances such as refrigerators,air conditioners or lamps. Frayed cordswith each other or anything that can ground theWhen too many lights and appliances are attachedverload and thenoverheat. The heat causes the wire insulation toSpecial attention should be given to large appli-ances that use high wattage, such as air condition- ROOKLYN11201-3857 TION & ELECTRICITYELECTRICITYH ANDLE WITH C ARE Do You Have Smoke Alarms in Your Home?P RE -S EASON C HECK FOR P ROPANE BBQ G RILLS Check the tubes that lead into the burner for anythrough to the main part of the burner.Visually inspect the propane hoses for cracking,solution may be used to test for leaks. Never useMove propane hoses as far as possible from hotcessiverust, return the tank to the propane gas distributor.Do not attempt to repair the propane tank valveourself. Have a qualified repair-person make the repairs.Follow the maintenance instructions provided in ROPANE BBQ G RILLING O PERATIONS Barbecue grills are designed for outdoor use only.er barbecue in your trailer, tent, house, garage, orany enclosed area as carbon monoxide may accumu-late and kill you.ept outside in a well-ventilated space.When not in use, the propane tank valve must beturned to the OFF or CLOSED position. Position the grill in an open area at least 10 feetay from buildings, deck railings and out fromunder eaves and overhanging branches.Use barbecue utensils with long handles to avoidWear short or tight fitting sleeves and useHave a charged garden hose or bucket of sandvailable to extinguishany small grill flare-ups. Once lit, never leave aNever store a propane tankThe storage of a spareFind a local propane distributor who will exchange RANSPORTING P ROPANE T ANKS position in the back seat of your car, or in the pick-up bed of your truck, with transportation plugs onthe outlet valve connection. Avoid having otherpassengers in the car, especially children. Neverleave a propane tank unattended in your car. in New Yorkstore or use a propane grill on the roof of any building.use a charcoal grill on the roof of any building.store or use a propane grill on the terrace or bal-cony of an apartment building.HEUSEOFPORTABLEOUTDOORPATIOFIREPLACESFIREPITSANDCHIMENYSARESTRICTLYPROHIBITEDANDILLEGALIN KKEEPEEPYY OUROUR asoline is used to fuel many household appliances.equipment, power washers, air compressors, snowblowers, boats and motorcycles. It has become so mucha part of our everyday lives that we often forget how dan-Gasoline vapors are heavier than air and will movealong close to the ground. These vapors will ignite withDon't be fuelish! Take the following precautions when ILLING A P ORTABLE G AS C ONTAINER AT S ERVICE S TATION Shut off your vehicles engine. DO NOT SMOKE.Remove the container from the vehicle and place thecontainer on the ground. Portable containers shouldcompartment or truck bed of a vehicle. Have the attendant fill the container only 95 percentfull to allow for expansion during temperature changes.After filling, ensure that the container cap and vent capare secured tightly. When transporting the gasoline container, place thecontainer so it will not tip or slide around. Never placeNever leave the container in direct sunlight or unat-tended in the truck of the car. TORAGE AND H ANDLING OF P ORTABLE G AS C ONTAINERS Store only a 30-day supply, but not more than one gal-lon in an approved safety container. Never store gasoline in plastic containers such as a milkStore gasoline in a cool and well-ventilated area. Store gasoline away (at least 50 feet) from any sourceStore gasoline in the garage or a well-ventilated shed.Never store gasoline in the house or in a garage wherea boiler or hot water heater is installed.Never use gasoline as a cleaner, charcoal starter or solvent.cool before refueling. (Refueling hot powered equip-ment can cause vapors to ignite.)Refuel equipment outdoors. Never dispose of gasoline by pouring it into the groundor into a sewer, street drain, stream or placing it intothe trash. These actions are environmentally harmfuland may cause a fire or explosion. ROUDLY CAUTION:GASOLINE INSTALL SMOKE ALARMS & CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMSTest them often to make sure they work. Replace the batteries at least twice a yearwhen you change your clock for daylight savings. atural gas is used as afuel for many things inour homes, like cooking,While rare, a natural gas lineNatural gas has no scent ofsons, an odorant similar torotten egg scent helps youdetect even the tiniest gas POSSIBLE SOURCES OF NATURALGAS LEAKS IN THE HOME ARE THEPILOT LIGHTS OF GAS-FIRED STOVES, FURNACES AND HOT WATER HEATERSIF YOU THINK YOU SMELLGAS OR SUSPECT AGAS LEAK:Open doors and windows to let in fresh air.Make sure the burners on your stove are completely turned off.Do not turn on or off any electrical appliances or light switches.Leave the house and from a safe distance call 911.