From the Redmond Fire Department
Summer’s here! Please remember to keep safety in mind while having fun outdoors.
Fireworks Ban Reminder:
All fireworks are banned within Redmond’s city limits except those set off professionally.
accounts for a number of needless fires every year.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
- Clean and inspect your barbecue before you use it
- Keep your barbecue clear from the eaves and the
sides of your home
- Supervise a barbecue grill when it’s in use
- Put used briquettes in a metal container
- Keep children and pets away
- Use a barbecue indoors
- Add starter fluid after the coals have been lit
- Put them in a paper bag, cardboard box or plastic container as coals can retain enough heat to start a fire days after they’ve been discarded
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
Bicycle Safety:Walking Safety:
- Most bicycles are built to carry one person for a reason
- Always wear a bicycle helmet.
- Keep your bicycle in good mechanical condition.
- Obey all traffic rules and signs. Always give proper hand signals and yield the right of way to pedestrians.
- Never go so fast that you can't stop.
- Walk your bike across busy intersections by using the push button to activate the pedestrian signal.
- Always ride with traffic - as close as possible to the right side of the road.
- Be sure the roadway is clear before entering.
- Always ride single file and watch for opening vehicle doors.
- If you must ride your bike at night be sure your headlight and reflectors are in good condition.
- Select the safest route to your destination and use it. Avoid busy intersections.
- Wear reflective clothing and have proper reflectors and lights on your bicycle.
- Lock your bicycle when you are not using it.
- Wear bright colored clothing. At night, carry a flashlight or wear reflective material.
- Walk facing traffic.
- Cross only at corners where drivers can see you.
- Always use a crosswalk when it is available, but remember painted lines cannot force drivers to stop.
- Obey signs and signals.
- Stop at the curb or edge of the street while waiting to cross, not behind objects that could conceal you or block your view.
- Be sure the way is clear before you cross. Always look left, right, then left again.
- Watch out for vehicles backing up and turning.
- Walk across the street - do not run.
- Continue looking until you have crossed the street.