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Fire Safety + Prevention Community Meeting – South Boston

Be informed. Get involved.

After receiving calls and requests from residents, City Councilor Ed Flynn has organized a virtual community meeting to discuss fire safety in the city with BFD Commissioner Dempsey on Wednesday, May 19th at 6pm. You can register for this zoom meeting here! (See below this flyer for important information about backyard fire safety.)

Did you know?

Fire pits, chimineas and bonfires that use solid fuel including charcoal, wood, fuel pellets or any non-gaseous fuel are prohibited in the City of Boston.

Charcoal grills must be on the ground and away from buildings. Keep in mind the wind and never leave unattended. When done, dispose of the ash in a metal container once completely out.

Propane tank grills are only allowed on first floor non-enclosed porches/decks with steps to the ground. Do not place propane tank grills near air conditioners or up against a building. Make sure all connections are tight and never carry propane tanks into a home.

Propane Tank grills are not permitted inside or on porches, decks or balconies that are enclosed by a roof/ceiling or other confining material of any building or structure used for habitation.

Grills should always be used in a well-ventilated area, place on a level surface away from low hanging trees, deck railings, siding or any combustible materials.

Here are some more grilling/bbq safety tips from the city.

Also fireworks are illegal in the City of Boston.

Here is some more helpful information about fire safety from the City of Boston. 

Be safe out there!

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.