News Flash Home
The original item was published from 6/29/2016 2:40:24 PM to 7/5/2016 12:00:05 AM.

News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: June 29, 2016

[ARCHIVED] 4th of July Holiday Safety Tips

CITY OF TROY FIRE DEPARTMENT
Chief Matthew D. Simmons

4th of July Holiday Safety Tips

The summer season is upon us, which means more fun outdoors! The 4th of July weekend can be made more enjoyable by exercising safe practices. The Troy Fire Department is committed to the education and protection of our citizens and guests as we celebrate our country’s independence. In conjunction with the State Fire Marshall’s Office and the U.S. Fire Administration, we would like to provide the following safety tips:
FIREWORKS SAFETY INFORMATION
* Leave Fireworks to the Professionals
1. The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks at home. We would encourage everyone this 4th of July to attend the public fireworks display provided by the City of Troy. It will be coordinated by licensed professionals, on the levy, at approximately 10:00 p.m. on July 4th.
2. If you plan to use any types of fireworks, make sure they are legal in your area. In addition, Ohio Revised Code 3743.65 makes it a first degree misdemeanor to unlawfully possess, sell, or discharge fireworks. Most first time violations of fireworks laws are first-degree misdemeanors, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. Violations include falsifying the purchaser form, failing to complete the form, failing to transport fireworks out of state within the specified time period, and discharging 1.4G fireworks (3743.68 penalty section).
* Be Extra Careful With Sparklers
1. Little arms are too short to hold sparklers, which can heat up to 1,200 degrees. A fun alternative is to let your young children use glow sticks instead. They can be just as fun but they don’t burn at a temperature hot enough to melt glass.
2. Closely supervise children around sparklers at all times.

This has been a very hot and dry beginning to our summer and we want to share some tips on how to enjoy the summer outdoors while staying safe.

Grill Safety:
• Have a garden hose, fire extinguisher or buckets of water at the ready.
• Keep grills clear from the residence, overhanging branches, grass and other dry or flammable areas and materials. Also keep children and pets at least three feet away.
• Keep all matches and lighters away from children and dry grass and other areas.
• Never grill under a tent, canopy or in a garage.
• Never leave the grill unattended.

Fire Pit Safety:
Before you have a recreational fire, ensure there are no fire bans by checking with the Troy Fire Department (335-5678).

• If in a public area, know and follow all of the local rules.
• Wear well-fitted clothing. Loose articles and flammable material such as nylon should be avoided.
• Dig a pit in the dirt and circle it with rocks. The fire area must be 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height.
• Remove all grass, twigs, leaves and extra firewood within a 10-foot diameter of the fire.
• Never leave the fire unattended.
• Extinguish thoroughly. Allow all wood to burn to ash, douse every ember in water and stir them with a shovel. Make sure everything is cool and wet to the touch.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Assistant Chief Gary Stanley
Fire Prevention Bureau
Phone: (937) 339-0495

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

whatsupintroy-default

Municipal Income Tax Information

Posted on: January 30, 2023
whatsupintroy-default

Recycling Award Winner Announced

Posted on: January 18, 2023
whatsupintroy-default

Committee of the Whole DORA Discussion

Posted on: January 10, 2023
whatsupintroy-default

Amended DORA Application Presentation

Posted on: January 10, 2023
whatsupintroy-default

Amended DORA Application Submitted

Posted on: December 29, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Robinson Reserve Fund Plants Trees

Posted on: December 19, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Winter Weather Treatment Information

Posted on: December 1, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Proposed 2023 budget available online

Posted on: December 6, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Float Troy receives MCVCB Tourism Grant

Posted on: December 1, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Troy PD Offers Drug Takeback Box

Posted on: October 10, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Fall Cemetery Clean-Up

Posted on: September 13, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Beautification Award Winners Announced

Posted on: August 16, 2022
IMG_4483

Fire Station 11 Now Active

Posted on: August 12, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Recycling Award Winner Announced

Posted on: July 19, 2022
Mayors Concert

Troy's Mayor's Concert Information

Posted on: July 6, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Beautification Awards Announced

Posted on: June 28, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Juneteenth Road Closures

Posted on: June 17, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Army Band concert announced

Posted on: May 31, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Memorial Day Celebration

Posted on: May 27, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Spring Clean-Up Week 2022

Posted on: March 1, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

2022 Paving Program Approved by Council

Posted on: February 23, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Spring Cemetery Clean-Up Information

Posted on: February 14, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Dye Mill Road Facility Hours for 2022

Posted on: February 14, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

Treasure Island Park Concerts Announced

Posted on: February 10, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

2021 Municipal Income Tax Information

Posted on: January 11, 2022
whatsupintroy-default

The City of Troy Hires Assistant Director

Posted on: December 29, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

City Council Swearings-In Set

Posted on: December 22, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Troy DORA Set to Launch

Posted on: November 18, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Groundbreaking Set for Robinson Reserve

Posted on: November 9, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Ward Realignment Approved

Posted on: November 3, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

2021 Leaf Pickup Schedule -- Round 2

Posted on: November 2, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Cold Weather Fire Safety

Posted on: October 29, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Hometown Halloween Road Closures

Posted on: October 22, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Riverside Drive Reopened

Posted on: October 21, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Fire Stations to be Renumbered

Posted on: October 15, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

2021 Leaf Pickup Schedule -- Round 1

Posted on: September 15, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Cemetery Fall Cleanup

Posted on: September 2, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Labor Day Closings

Posted on: August 31, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Trick or Treat Night Set

Posted on: August 12, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Troy Mayors' Concert - Square Closure

Posted on: August 9, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Troy Mayor's Concert Announced

Posted on: July 2, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Fourth of July Events for 2021

Posted on: June 23, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

2021 Paving Program to Begin

Posted on: May 29, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Troy DORA Approved for 2021

Posted on: April 1, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Tax Deadline Extended to May 17

Posted on: March 24, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Dye Mill Road Facility to Reopen

Posted on: February 26, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

2020 Income Tax Information

Posted on: January 21, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

2021 All-Funds Budget Approved

Posted on: December 8, 2020
Grand Illumination Full Color_Fuzzy ss

Holiday Lighting 2020

Posted on: November 10, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Fire Department Concept Drawings Review

Posted on: October 27, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Troy Fire Awarded FEMA Grant

Posted on: October 20, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Troy Fire approved for TechCred grant

Posted on: October 8, 2020
United Way 211 Troy Ohio

Miami County United Way launches 211

Posted on: September 23, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Waite Promoted to Sergeant

Posted on: September 21, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Fall Cemetery Clean-up for 2020

Posted on: September 16, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Trick-or-Treat Night Set for 2020

Posted on: September 16, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Repaving Project Underway

Posted on: July 27, 2020