June 5, 2017 1:45 am
Clearly, it’s important to keep safety in the forefront when enjoying all that your grill has to offer.
Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Richard Flinn off the following tips to keep your family safe when grilling out.
- Keep the grill well away from your home and deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
- Remove grease or fat buildup from the grill and in trays below the grill.
- Never leave your grill unattended, and keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill at all times.
- Always make sure the lid of a gas grill is open before lighting.
- If using starter fluid for a charcoal grill, use only charcoal starter fluid, and never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquid to the fire. Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.
- If your charcoal grill has an electric starter, use an extension cord.
- When finished grilling, let the coals cool completely, then dispose in a metal container.
Source: www.insurance.pa.gov and the National Fire Protection Association. .
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