For many, summer is coming to an end as schools are getting ready to go back into session and the transition into the fall season is approaching. Those who are going to do last minute BBQ’s or outdoor grilling we have a few reminders for grill safety. Between 2007 and 2011 the National Fire Protection Association reported 8,800 fires as a result in grilling with gas and charcoal grills. It is very important to have safe grilling practices to prevent grill accidents in future. Here are a few tips to remember:
- Make sure it is a well ventilated area
- Keep the grill stable
- Wear safe clothing
- Use Long-Handled utensils
- Keep fire under control
- DO NOT leave a grill unattended
When we work with fire things are able to get out of hand very quickly! By doing the few simple tips above we can help to prevent tragedy from striking in our homes and families. More information on grill safety can be found at Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Association (HPBA.org) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA.org).