Avoid fire damage and injury by following these grilling safety tips.

Avoid fire damage and injury by following these grilling safety tips. Image by nfpa.org

What’s for dinner?

This July 4th the answer is probably steaks, hamburgers or hotdogs on the grill. Even the most seasoned griller can use a quick reminder that the best grilling is safe grilling. Please avoid fire injury and fire damage to your home and property by following these simple suggestions:

  • Grills are for outdoor use only. Barbecuing in an enclosed area can cause carbon monoxide to accumulate and lead to death.
  • Use grills in a well-ventilated area. Be sure your grill is away from buildings, overhangs and other combustible surfaces or objects (like leaves and brush).
  • Avoid grilling in high traffic areas. While we all want to be a part of the party, grill away from people to reduce the risk of accidents such as tripping and falling in to the grill. Tell others to stay away from the hot grill.
  • Use baking soda to control a grease fire and have a fire extinguisher close by while you grill.
  • Do not move a hot grill. It is too easy to trip or drop a grill resulting in burns or worse, death.
  • Keep your grill clean. Scrape away grease and fat build-up while the grill is cold.
  • Always check propane grills for leaks. Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose, if the hose releases bubbles you have  leak. Turn off the grill and call professionals to fix your grill. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department. Do not try to move the grill.

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