Barbecuing outdoors is fun, but accidentally finding carelessly dumped hot coals can be a painful experience. Prevention is the only cure for a burn victim.
- Always wear sandals or shoes getting to and from the beach to avoid hot, buried coals.
- Be aware of tar and hot coals from the fire rings on the beach.
- ONLY dispose of hot coals in proper containers; do not cover hot coals with sand! Buried coals remain hot for up to 24 hours and may cause a serious burn injury to an unsuspecting beachgoer.