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The City of Leavenworth and Chelan County Fire District 3 hope you have a safe, smart, and careful weekend to celebrate Independence Day! Here’s a few tips for the weekend:

Practice Grill and Food Safety

  • Designate a “Grill Master” to assure children and pets stay away from flames or hot grill.
  • Never leave a hot grill unattended.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher or water hose close by.
  • Take steps to keep food at barbecues and picnics at proper temperature to avoid food borne bacteria.

Outdoor Adventures

  • Wear the appropriate safety apparel during your adventure such as life jackets while around rivers, helmets while bicycling, appropriate footwear, hats, sunscreen while hiking.
  • Drink lots of water to stay hydrated.
  • Designate a “Water Watcher” who is a sober adult that can immediately call 911 if a person becomes distressed.  The water watcher should be prepared to give 911 their location and report what the distressed person was wearing, their description and last seen location.
  • If going into remote areas, be prepared for inclement weather.

Fireworks are Illegal

  • Fireworks are illegal in Chelan County and the City of Leavenworth and are a high fire risk.  Attend a professional Fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day with a BANG.

Here’s a downloadable flyer of the info above:

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