Multi-Family Fire Safety



Grass, shrubs, trees and your apartment building are just a few things that could go up in flames due to fireworks.

 Fireworks are illegal in Fort Worth! 

5601.1.3 Fireworks: The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and use of fireworks are prohibited.


Propane & Charcoal Grills

Using a grill within ten feet of a building or on balconies, walkways or landings is illegal. If your apartment complex has a common area where grilling is allowed, follow the guidance below.

  • Make sure the grill is not near any material that could catch fire; such as under a patio.
  • Only open a propane tank a quarter to one-half turn. That’s all the gas the barbecue needs to operate.
  • Stay with your fire from the time you first light the grill, until you have finished cooking.
  • When finished, remember to shut off your grill AND the propane tank.
  • Never use gasoline to light charcoal briquettes; use only lighter fluid.
  • Gasoline is both dangerous and poisonous!
  • Before you light the charcoal, remove the lighter fluid from the area.
  • Always dispose of the used charcoal and ashes in a safe manner. Let them cool, then carefully place them in a bucket of water or metal container with a tight-fitting lid.

7-96(a): A person who is a tenant or a dwelling unit shall not use portable barbecues or cooking appliances within ten feet of a building or structure or on balconies, walkways or landings.


Code Compliance encourages owners and managers to print the document below to distribute to tenants and post in common areas.

Download Multi-Family Fire Safety brochure.(PDF, 798KB)