Grilling Safety Tips

Here are some important grilling safety tips.

  • All grills (charcoal and propane) must be placed a minimum of 10ft. from any building.  The further the better.
  • No grills of any kind are permitted above ground level such as a balcony or deck.  If you live on the second or third story of an apartment you must take your grill to ground level.
  • Be mindful of where the smoke from your grill is going.  You might have to adjust the location of a grill to please your neighbors depending on the wind conditions.
  • Clean your grill.  Grease and other gunk can catch fire inside your grill if you let it build up.
  • Always keep a close eye on your grill when you are cooking.  Just because its outside does’t mean it’s safe.
  • No grilling indoors or in your garage.  (Believe it or not, I have seen people use smaller propane or even charcoal grills in a house!)

Many garage fires have started by a grill that was hastily put in a garage while it was still hot.  Charcoal grills can stay hot enough to start a fire for hours after you are done cooking on them.

Let’s all do our part to keep this grilling season a safe one!

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