Springtime Safety

Spring is a great time of the year to clean, organize, and prepare. Before the Summer grilling, entertaining, and vacation season, it’s certainly worth taking a good look at how your yard, home, garage, and shed have fared over the previous Winter:


Outdoors Tips

  • Clear leaves, debris, and other yard waste from around the home, garage, and storage shed.
  • Have a qualified professional perform proper maintenance on lawn equipment such as mowers, weed trimmers, and leaf blowers.
  • Fuels for lawn and garden equipment, tools, and vehicles should only be stored in approved containers.
  • Check for frayed or damaged electrical cords and wires; have them repaired by a qualified professional.
  • Check air conditioning units and their electrical cords.
  • Inspect gas grills, including hoses, gas lines, and propane tanks, prior to using.
  • Make sure your street address is properly posted and visible.
  • Review the Town’s Open Burn Ordinance before you light a backyard fire.


Indoors Tips

  • Check for frayed or damaged electrical cords and wires; have them repaired by a qualified professional.
  • Responsibly store flammable liquids and home chemicals; properly discard old containers of paint and solvents.
  • Have working flashlights and a battery-powered radio (with fresh batteries) ready for the approaching severe storm season.
  • Make sure all windows can open and close properly, in case they are needed as emergency exits.