Fire Watch

Feilding-Rangitikei Herald - - Our District News -

As we head into what we hope will be some long hot sum­mer days, now is the per­fect time to talk about fire safety. This sum­mer is pre­dicted to be a hot one so make sure you are mind­ful of the fire risks and dan­gers around your prop­erty both in­side and out.

• Be mind­ful of any lo­cal fire re­stric­tions be­fore us­ing your bar­beque.

• Check the ex­piry date on your bar­beque gas cylin­der and en­sure all of the gas pipes and con­nec­tions are not cracked or cor­roded.

• Keep a close eye on any­thing you are cook­ing and keep ev­ery­thing clean by re­mov­ing ex­cess oils from hot plates and drip trays.

• If you are go­ing camp­ing, make sure you take a smoke alarm with you.

• Po­si­tion your Christ­mas tree and dec­o­ra­tions away from any po­ten­tial fire sources such as lamps, elec­tri­cal sock­ets, or can­dle flames.

• Do not over­load your elec­tri­cal sock­ets with too many Christ­mas lights.

• Keep those lawns cut down.

• Make sure you have a fire per­mit if you need to burn any­thing in town and within 3km of the coast­line.

If you have any ques­tions about the fire sea­son sta­tus around your area, please con­tact Coun­cil on 323 0000.

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