Grilling Safety Tips
Now that weather is getting nicer and the outdoors are becoming more inviting, people’s time is going to be spent outside more. Cookouts are a great way to spend time with friends and family and get away from the indoors. Here are some tips so you can enjoy the warm summer days and without worrying about the fire hazards that come with grilling.
- Set up your grill on a level surface at outdoors least 10 feet away from any buildings or debris.
- Regularly clean your grill.
- Check your propane tank hose for any leaks by applying a soapy water solution to the hose and turning on the gas. If there’s a leak, bubbles will begin to form.
- If the flame goes out in a gas grill, turn off the gas and grill and wait a recommended 5 minutes before relighting.
- Don’t wear loose clothing or other articles that could easily fall into the flames.
- Make aware that the grill is or will be in use. Instruct children to be cautious and keep animals away. Grills take at least an hour to completely cool down.
- With charcoal grills, if the flame goes down or out, do not use starter fluid to reignite the flame
- If the fire is beginning to get large and needs to put out, baking soda is helpful with putting out grease fires and fire extinguishers are good for other fires as well as throwing sand onto the fire.
*DO NOT USE WATER.