The warmer weather has arrived and with that is a reminder to be very careful with barbecues and outdoor cooking. Now is the time to reevaluate the defensible space around your home. Native vegetation plants are very dry and will burn at a violent pace. Be prepared and be safe.
During the fire department’s annual spring fire hydrant and storm drain flushing it was noticed that there has been an abundance of discarded smoking materials thrown into the street. This can cause an immediate fire danger with flammable liquids leaking from vehicles. It is usually two bad events that cause a terrible fire. Also, the accumulation of discarded smoking materials is unsightly and distracts from the beauty of Jerome. Many shops in the commercial area take care and keep their sidewalk fronts clean. It would be great if we all followed their practice.
Independence Day, the Fourth of July is approaching. Please be aware that fireworks are not allowed in Jerome. It is very dangerous and can readily start a fire. If you see or hear fireworks call 911 and report the address. The Jerome police department and fire department will respond. Fireworks will not be tolerated in Jerome.
Have a fun and safe Fourth of July.