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Summertime Grilling Safety 

It's Summertime and that means grilling time for most families! However, according to one study gas and charcoal grills caused an average of 3,400 structure fires and 4,900 outdoor fires in or on home properties in 2005, resulting in a combined direct property loss of $137 million.  So before you fire up that grill, take a few minutes to check out these safety tips so your cookout doesn't turn into a fire damage claim or a trip to the emergency room.

 

  1. Make sure the grill is stable and can't be tipped over.
  2. Before using a gas grill, check the connection between the propane tank and fuel line to be sure it is not leaking.
  3. Place the grill away from flammable materials, and at least 10 feet away from any structure, shrubs, trees or vehicles.
  4. Never use a barbeque grill in an unventilated space.
  5. Open all vents before and during cooking.
  6. Never leave a grill unattended once it has been lit.
  7. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby. If this is not possible, have a garden hose handy.
  8. For charcoal grills, only use starter fluids designed for those grills. Never use gasoline.
  9. Be sure to soak the coals with water before you put them in the trash.
  10. Avoid exceptionally loose clothing, especially sleeves that can catch fire.
  11. Long handled grilling tools make grilling easier & safer.
  12. Keep children and pets away from the grill until it is completely cool.

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