Fire Protection Checklist for August

Fire Protection Checklist for August

Summers are well-known for heatwaves and long periods without rain, along with fire pits and outdoor cooking. So, we would like to share some summer fire safety tips.

Check the gauges

Every home and business, regardless of industry, should have a fully charged fire extinguisher handy. Make sure you inspect your fire extinguisher every 6-12 months so that it’s ready when you need it most. Verify the locking pin is intact and the tamper seal is unbroken. Examine the extinguisher for obvious physical damage, corrosion, or leakage. Confirm the pressure gauge or indicator is in the operable green range and lift the extinguisher to ensure it is still full.

Areas of your home

There are some specific areas you need to be cognizant of when thinking of fire safety and placement of your fire extinguishers.


Half of all house fires start in the kitchen. That’s no surprise since it’s where you do the most cooking and house many appliances. This is an easy place to prevent fires since they’re normally man-made.

Outdoor areas

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should be used outdoors only.
  • Only grill in the wide-open space, do not grill under a canopy
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet from the grill area.
  • Be aware of environmental conditions before starting a fire or grill, as the wind can cause a fire to get out of control.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease buildup.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.
  • Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.

MIJA: Innovative Pressure Solutions for Life Safety

We invite you to reach out regarding any questions pertaining to our fire extinguisher gauges and suppression products and capabilities and wish you a safe summer! Call us at 781-871-5750 or email

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