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Spring Break Safety Breakdown

Whether you're planning a family barbecue or catching the next flight to a spring break destination, it's a good idea to put safety first! Here's our spring break breakdown of ways you can prevent a vacation disaster with Medford Fire-Rescue.

Posted: Mar. 28, 2018 9:35 AM
Updated: Mar. 28, 2018 10:14 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Planning on getting away this spring break? While it's easy to get swept up in your getaway plans or ultimate staycation, local emergency responders want you to keep these safety tips in mind while you're having fun!

If you're staying in town or visiting friends or family, you'll probably be dusting off the barbecue equipment. 

"It's probably one of the first time times you'll be using your equipment this year so i'd take the opportunity to look over the hoses and make sure it's clean, ready to go," said Chief Brian Fish with Medford Fire-Rescue. "Check the connections between your propane tank and the unit itself. Just make sure when you're done [that] your ashes are absolutely cold before you dispose of [them]. We've had people put them in plastic bags or cardboard boxes and leave them on a desk, which will cause problems."

But if you plan on going to a spring break destination, there are other ways you can protect yourself and your family. 

"The other thing i'd recommend if you're traveling anywhere is to find a way out," said Chief Fish. "A lot of times we'll go in and get our bags, go up an elevator, and to our room and never figure out how to get out if there was a problem in a hotel or place. You should locate the stairs ahead of time."

Any other additions to the packing list? Medford Fire-Rescue says a portable carbon monoxide detector can save lives. While it's Oregon state law for residences to have a CO2 detector, not all places or countries for that matter follow the same rules. 

"Anytime you're in a different area... whether you're traveling to the coast or out of town, take the opportunity to be aware of the safety issues around you," said Chief Fish. "It's a good safety precaution."

CLICK HERE  for our story on the recent recall of certain smoke detectors.

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