Outdoor Grilling

Outdoor grilling is one of the most popular ways to cook food, but placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. Outdoor grills, any time of the year, can be very hot, causing burn injuries as half of the injuries involving grills are thermal burns.

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Additional Tips

  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet 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.
  • Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.
  • If you use a starter fluid for charcoal grills, use only charcoal starter fluid.
  • When you are finished grilling, let the coals from a charcoal grill completely cool before disposing in a metal container.