The locally based North Carolina agency Charlotte Insurance has provided tips to help their community have a safe and happy summer! This season is supposed to be a time of relaxation and family fun, but unfortunately there still risks involved. It is important to know what precautions to take when a potential threat of a summer fire occurs—whether from fireworks, the grill, or a campfire. One of the biggest holidays of the season is coming up, the Fourth of July, and Charlotte Insurance encourages the community to celebrate safely.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are many ways to put safety first when it comes to having fun this summer. Annually, on average 9,000 Americans are injured by fireworks and almost 5,000 are injured by charcoal/wood-burning and propane grill fires. In 2009, 67% of fireworks injuries occurred between June 19 and July 19. Being aware of fire safety tips and following the necessary instructions will help everyone have an enjoyable vacation and create lasting family memories.
Tips for firework safety:
- Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass.
- Always have a bucket of water and/or a fire extinguisher nearby.
- Do not wear loose clothing while using fireworks.
- Stand several feet away from lit fireworks. not stand over it to investigate faulty devices.
- Supervise children around fireworks at all times.
Barbecue safety tips, to help avoid accidents, include:
- Before using a grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line.
- Be careful when using lighter fluid.
- Supervise children around outdoor grills.
- Dispose of hot coals properly – let cool completely then store in a metal container.
Most importantly when hosting family get-togethers it’s important residents consider how they can protect their properties from unfortunate summertime accidents. Charlotte Insurance is dedicated to protecting the community with reliable and affordable Charlotte homeowners insurance throughout the summer – and beyond! The agency is committed to securing its clients the most appropriate and efficient coverage. As one of the Carolina’s leading independent insurance brokers, they are able to provide coverage packages providing a variety of protection, including the physical structure of the home, replacement costs, and liability. So during this upcoming July 4th celebration, make sure you are safe, spending time with loved ones, and protected with Charlotte Insurance to secure a healthy and happy holiday!
About Charlotte Insurance:
With 5 convenient locations across the state of North Carolina, Charlotte Insurance has evolved into an all-inclusive, client-focused North Carolina insurance agency—committed to offering superior North Carolina and South Carolina insurance strategies for residents all across the region; whether you are from Matthews, Huntersville, Mooresville or beyond! Since 1992, the team here at Charlotte Insurance has been dedicated to changing the insurance industry for the better. A keen attention to detail and unwavering commitment to quality service has enabled the agency to build strong, close-knit relationships with its customers and overall community—relationships that thrive off of mutual understanding between agent and customer.