Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Grilling Safety

Spring time is upon us, and the scent of grilled food is filling the air. Finally, grilling season is here! Grilling is not without its potential hazards and we want to take a minute to review some safety tips.
  • Grills, whether propane or charcoal, should only be used outdoors
  • Combustible products should be kept clear from grills
  • Ensure all propane grill major fuel connections are tight and do not contain leaks
  • Place your grill well away from your house, deck railings, and out from underneath the eaves and low hanging tree branches.
  • Children and pets need to be kept a safe distance from the grilling area. Hot grills can cause severe burns
  • Keep your grill clean, remove grease or fat buildup from all areas
  • Never leave your grill unattended!
Following these safety tips should ensure a great grilling season with great food for all.
Bon Appetit!

Written by Chad Weihbrecht, Bellevue Fire Department