APS Encourages Safety This Holiday Season

Jan 27, 2019
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Protecting Your Loved Ones with Barrett Propane Prescott

As the holiday season approaches, Barrett Propane Prescott is dedicated to prioritizing the safety and well-being of our customers. In collaboration with APS (Arizona Public Service), we are committed to spreading awareness about the importance of safety during this festive time of year. Our goal is to provide you with valuable insights and tips to ensure a worry-free and joyful celebration. Let us guide you through this holiday season with utmost care and reliable propane services.

Fire Safety Precautions You Should Know

When it comes to fire safety, knowledge is crucial. Here are some important precautions you should be aware of:

1. Propane Cylinder Handling

Always handle propane cylinders with care. Make sure they are stored in an upright position and secured in a well-ventilated area. Keep them away from heat sources, open flames, or flammable materials.

2. Propane Grill Safety

If you plan to fire up the grill for a delicious holiday meal, make sure to follow these safety tips:

  • Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from your home or any flammable objects.
  • Clean your grill regularly to prevent grease buildup, which can cause flare-ups.
  • Never leave the grill unattended while it's in use.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case of emergencies.

3. Decorative Lights and Electrical Safety

Lighting up your home with festive decorations? Pay attention to these electrical safety measures:

  • Inspect your lights for frayed wires or damaged sockets before use.
  • Use extension cords rated for outdoor use when necessary.
  • Avoid overloading electrical outlets by using surge protectors.
  • Turn off all decorative lights before leaving the house or going to bed.

Children's Safety during the Holidays

The holiday season is a time for family, and children play a special role in the festivities. We want to ensure their safety with some important tips:

1. Toy Safety

When choosing toys for your children, keep the following safety guidelines in mind:

  • Check for age-appropriate toys and follow manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Avoid toys with small parts that could pose a choking hazard.
  • Inspect toys regularly for any damages or loose parts.
  • Dispose of damaged or recalled toys immediately.

2. Fireworks Safety

Fireworks are a common part of holiday celebrations, but they can be dangerous if not handled properly. Consider these safety measures:

  • Attend public firework displays instead of using fireworks at home.
  • If using fireworks at home, follow local laws and guidelines for safe usage.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a hose nearby for emergencies.
  • Assign a responsible adult to supervise the use of fireworks.

Travel Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

If you're planning to travel during the holidays, it's essential to prioritize your safety. Here are some valuable travel tips:

1. Vehicle Maintenance and Inspection

Before hitting the road, make sure your vehicle is in top condition:

  • Check your tire pressure, oil levels, and brake functionality.
  • Ensure your headlights, taillights, and turn signals are working properly.
  • Pack an emergency kit with essential supplies, such as a flashlight, blankets, and first aid items.
  • Plan your route in advance and be prepared for unexpected delays.

2. Safe Driving Practices

While driving, remember to prioritize your safety and the safety of others:

  • Observe speed limits, traffic rules, and regulations at all times.
  • Avoid distractions, such as using your smartphone or eating while driving.
  • Use seat belts and child safety seats properly.
  • Take regular breaks to avoid fatigue and stay alert.

Together, Let's Ensure a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

At Barrett Propane Prescott, we understand that the holiday season is a time to celebrate and cherish with your loved ones. By prioritizing safety and following the tips and precautions mentioned above, you can ensure a worry-free and joyous holiday celebration. Our dedicated team is ready to provide reliable and efficient propane services to meet your needs. Contact us today for all your propane-related inquiries and let's create lasting memories this holiday season!