Summer Fire Safety

BY kincora • July 1, 2016

Summer Fire Safety

School is out and summer is in full swing. From camping to backyard barbeques to Fourth-of-July fireworks, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun. In the spirit of summer and in honor of our nation’s independence, we would like to share a few helpful reminders about summertime fire safety.

  • Attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals
  • Wear short sleeves or roll your sleeves up when cooking on the grill
  • Only use your grill outside and keep it away from siding and deck rails
  • Open your gas grill before lighting
  • Keep a three-foot “safe zone” around grills, fire pits and campfires
  • Use long-handled barbecue tools
  • Clean your grill after each use
  • Place coals from your charcoal grill in a metal can with a lid once they have cooled
  • Never leave your grill, fire pit or patio torches unattended
  • When camping, check local laws and regulations regarding campfires through agencies such as the Virginia Department of Forestry
  • Build campfires at least 15 feet away from tent walls, shrubs or other materials that may burn


At Kincora, fire safety is important to us. The Safety Center was our community’s first completed project—built on donated land and opened in 2014. Kincora’s Safety Center, combined with the opening of the Gloucester Parkway Bridge in August, will be instrumental in reducing fire and emergency response times in the area. We are committed to keeping our community safe and hope these tips will help you to be proactive in that goal as well.

Stay fire safe this summer and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay informed of community updates.


Adapted from the U.S. Fire Administration website. Visit their website today for additional safety tips and printable reminders to keep on hand or distribute.

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