Keeping Safety in Mind
The month of July is the peak month out of the year for grill fires. That's why every July, we come back onto the blog to share tips from the National Fire Protection Association to make sure that we keep safety in mind as we embark on memorable summer outings with our family & friends.
We wanted to share an important statistic from a News Release from the NFPA , "While gas grills cause more home fires than charcoal grills, NFPA reminds everyone that all types of grills pose a risk for fires and burn injuries. According to the report, over one-quarter (27 percent) of home grill fires started on an exterior balcony or open porch, another 27 percent started in a courtyard, terrace or patio, and eight percent began in the kitchen."
This means that regardless of the type of grill you own, you are still at risk. Let's lower that risk together by sticking to a few safety tips that the NFPA has shared on their website.
They suggest the following tips for grilling:
- Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
- The grill should be placed away the home or deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
- Children and pets should be at least three feet away from the grill area.
- Keep your grill clean by removing grease and fat buildup from the grates and trays below.
- Never leave your grill unattended.
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