It’s National Grilling Month!
Is a barbeque part of your Independence Day celebration? It’s a popular and tasty way to cook up hot dogs, vegetables, and burgers. Remember to be cautious. Grilling causes nearly 20,000 injuries each year. Don’t let your cookout end with a trip to the emergency room.
Enjoy your grilling the safe way by following these guidelines from the National Fire Protection Association:
- Propane and charcoal grills should be used outdoors, never indoors
- Place your grill away from your home, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging tree branches
- Children must stay at least 3’ away from the grill at all times
- Do not leave your grill unattended
- Always open the gas grill’s lid prior to lighting it, and check the tank for leaks at the beginning of each grilling season
- If you used starter fluid for your charcoal grill, use only charcoal starter fluid
- Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children
- When you finish grilling on your charcoal grill, let the coals cool completely before storing in a metal container