Keep the Fire in the Grill

Barbeques are to July what snow days are to January. As everyone prepares to spend endless hours in front of a grill, it’s time for some safety tips. Check them out below!

General Tips:

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and overhanging branches
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill
  • Never leave your grill unattended

Charcoal grills

  • If you use a started fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid
  • Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources
  • Once your food is ready, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container

Propane grills

  • Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time all year
  • If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department
  • If an emergency occurs, do not move the grill

Happy Grilling!


Source: National Fire Protection Association