Grill Safety – NFPA


There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular
ways to cook food. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can
burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries.
Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling.

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☀ Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be
used outdoors.
☀ 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.


☀ There are several ways to get the charcoal ready to
use. Charcoal chimney starters allow you to start
the charcoal using newspaper as a fuel.
☀ If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter
fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other
flammable liquids to the fire.
☀ Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and
away from heat sources.
☀ There are also electric charcoal starters, which do
not use fire. Be sure to use an extension cord for
outdoor use.
☀ When you are finished grilling, let the coals
completely cool before disposing in a metal container.