Category Archives: Fire Safety

Fireworks in July

fireworksWith Independence Day and Pioneer Day festivities in July, here are the restrictions on fireworks for Fairpark residents. Fireworks are allowed July 1-7 and July
21-27 from 11 AM to 11 PM, with fireworks allowed until midnight on the night of the 4th and the 24th.

Be sure to place your used fireworks in a bucket of water for at least 12 hours before throwing them away. Parents are encouraged to supervise children when using fireworks. Keep a 30-foot clearance in all directions from fireworks.
If a firework does not light, do not attempt to re-light the firework or put it in your water bucket—let it sit for an extended period before going near it.

Hot Times in the City

Every year, Fairpark Community residents look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics, and Labor Day. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to fireworks and outdoor cooking. We want to encourage summer fire safety in our community with helpful information obtained through the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

Think about emergency preparedness. Your ability to get out of your home in the event of a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors. Choose a safe meeting place outside the house. It is a good idea to keep a bell and flashlight in each bedroom

What can you do to prevent outdoor fires? Remove all dead plants, trees and shrubs. Reduce excess leaves, plant parts and low-hanging branches. Replace dense flammable plants with fire-resistant plants. The choice of plants, spacing and maintenance are crucial elements in any defensible space landscaping plan.

Fire Safety Tips

  • Install smoke detectors and change the batteries once a year
  • Post emergency numbers near telephones
  • Have a safe fire escape plan and practice with your family
  • Be careful cooking. Put a lid on a grease fire and reduce heat.
  • Matches and lighters can be dangerous. Educate children.

For more safety tips, sign up for emergency alerts or visit the SLC Fire Department Website.

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign: Free Smoke Alarms and Volunteer Opportunity

The American Red Cross has launched a new national program that has the goal of reducing death and injuries due to home fire by 25% over the next 5 years across Free Smoke Alarm Handout- 1the nation. The Red Cross is offering FREE smoke alarms and fire safety information.

The Red Cross is asking citizens to distribute information advertising the service so that they can contact the Red Cross to schedule an installation appointment if they do not have working smoke alarms. You can print out the flyer here.

The Red Cross is also in constant need for volunteers to help them fulfill these appointments to go out and install these alarms. This is a great volunteer opportunity for community members to get involved in a national campaign.

To volunteer, or for more information,contact

American Red Cross

Utah Region

555 East 300 South, Suite 200

Salt Lake City, UT 84102

(801) 323-7004 (p)