NGFS offers up summer safety tips
(Jennifer Westendorp, mykemptvillenow.com staff)
The North Grenville Fire Service (NGFS) is reminding people to be fire savvy this summer. The first step, according to Fire Prevention Officer Shannon Armitage, is to get a burn permit.
She noted residents can pick up their permit at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, for $15. All regulations are listed on the back.
Armitage says a small campfire requires 16 feet of clearance in all directions. She explained a brush fire, which is a fire up to 10 by 10 feet, requires 80 feet of clearance.
Armitage says having a means of extinguishment nearby, like water or sand, is important. She noted people should never leave a fire unattended and always call prior to burning.
Armitage says July is a peak month for grill fires. She explained people should clean their grill before using it and always make sure the lid is open before lighting it.