Fall Safety


Follow the below tips for grilling
  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed away the home or deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Children and pets should be at least three feet away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease and fat buildup from the grates and trays below.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.


Follow the below tips for burn pits
  • Burn pits shall be approved for burning and have a spark arrestor provided and be attended at all times.
  • Total fuel area shall be 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height.


A person may not engage in the open burning of solid waste, unless the burning is conducted in accordance with rules adopted by the department.


  • Use glow sticks or battery-operated candles for jack-o-lanterns and other decorations. 
  • When choosing costumes, avoid long trailing fabric. 
  • Provide trick-or-treaters with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume. 
  • Teach children to stay away from open flames, including pumpkins with candles in them.
  • Keep Halloween decorations away from open flames and other heat sources.
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations and keep nothing blocks escape routes. 
  • Make sure all smoke alarms are working.