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Grilling safety tips

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons. To keep you and your family safe while grilling, follow these general guidelines.

General grilling tips

 

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.
A simple test for checking gas grill leaks
https://youtu.be/mpDhUssEgP0

Resources

For The Kids
Parents and Kids, please visit these colorful interactive sites to see activities, games, and stories about fire safety:
 

 USFA Kids Sparky      Smokey's Outpost        What To Do In Case of A Fire
USFA Kids   Sparky.org Smokey's Outpost  Kids Safe       


For Citizens and Parents

United States Fire Administration
Visit USFAs website to learn more details about fire safety for all age groups.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Get up to date information on product recalls and many other resources about consumer safety.

National Fire Protection Association 
Safety tips, fact sheets, and tool kits for consumers, kids, and educators about fire safety in the home, school, and the workplace.

Safe Kids U.S. 
Parent center for general safety guidelines for children from infants to teens.

Fire Safety for People Over 50Elderly man buying a CO detector
As we get older, we are at greater risk of injury from fire. 
Read what factors contribute to this and what you can do now to make your
home environment safe as you age.


Fire Safety For The Elderly And Their Caregivers

Let’s Retire Fire 
Learn the many things you can do around your home to prevent injury from fire.

Fire Safety Lasts a Lifetime 
There are special precautions older adults and their caregivers can take to protect
themselves and their home from fire.



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