by Colleen Posey

Grill Safety Tips


The summer months are upon us, and that brings sunshine, days at the beach, and barbecues with friends and family.  Being someone who loves anything that includes food, barbecuing is one of my favorite things about summer. Nothing beats sitting out on your back patio, grilling some hot dogs or hamburgers. There are a few things to keep in mind as you immerse yourself in the season to ensure you are grilling safely.

  1. Place your grill at least 10 feet away from your house.
  2. Keep children and pets away from the grill.
  3. Clean your grill regularly.
  4. Never leave your grill unattended.
  5. If you are using a gas grill, check for gas leaks.
  6. If you are cooking and smell gas, turn off the gas tank/burners immediately.
  7. If you are using charcoal, be sure to use charcoal starter fluid. Never add this to the fire once it’s started.
  8. Allow the coals to cool completely before disposing of them.

Be sure to follow these steps to ensure you have a safe and fun summer.

Source: National Fire Protection Association https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Top-causes-of-fire/Cooking/Grilling/Grilling-safety-tips

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