Friday, July 1, 2011

4th of July Safety Reminders

  • If you see/hear fireworks being used in your neighborhood, please call 311, NOT 911 to report it.
  • The fire danger is extremely high. If you’re going to barbeque, please use propane and not charcoal. Remember, the use of charcoal is banned in all city parks.
  • The Travis County Commissioners Court has banned the use, sale, and/or possession of fireworks within the county through July 27 with Governor Perry’s signature. This includes any type of firework that has an ignition source, including sparklers (which would be allowed under “normal” conditions).
  • Tossing cigarette butts out of car windows, leaving cooking unattended, and parking your car on dry grass are all recipes for fire disaster.
Please help us keep you safe this holiday weekend!

And many, many thanks to all of our men and women in uniform, both past and present, who have worked so hard to give us the freedoms we enjoy today. We salute you this 4th of July!