Fire Safety Tips for your Cookout!

Summer is in full swing and there’s nothing like firing up your grill and inviting some friends over for a barbecue! Make sure that you follow the following fire safety tips to ensure a great time for all!

  • – Always grill outside – not inside or in a tent. Opening a window is not enough!

 

  • – When setting up your grill, make sure to place it on a flat surface, away from surrounding structures. Try to keep activities other than cooking as far away from the grill as possible.

 

  • – Know if your grill is charcoal or propane! Always read and follow the manufacturer’s directions.

 

  • – When cooking, use long-handled grilling tools to give yourself plenty of clearance from the flames.

 

  • – Never leave a grill unattended!

 

  • – Clean your grill properly – fat and residue left on the grill can ignite if used later.

 

  • – Make sure that you and your family have a fire safety plan! It’s always better to be safe than sorry!