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Stay safe while grilling this summer

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

The weather is slowly starting to get warmer here in Northern Kentucky which can only mean one thing.  Grilling season is upon us!  Grilling is such a great way to prepare your food, and I’m sure you have done more grilling than usual here lately since you are at home more.  While grilling is great, there are also some safety tips you should follow to help prevent a fire.

  1. Make sure you grill is stable and on a flat surface and won’t topple over
  2. Keep your grill clean.  Use a good grill brush and clean the grates before and after each use, and remove any grease buildup 
  3. Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from your home, shed, or garage.  It’s also a good idea to move your grill out from under any kind of overhang so that if there is a flare up a fire won’t be started.
  4. Make sure to roll up your sleeves and keep any loose clothing away from the heat
  5. Keep all children and pets away from the grill.  Grilling in the same area where they might be running and playing could be dangerous and lead to the grill being knocked over or even injuring someone
  6. Keep a fire extinguisher close by and know how to use it.  Small fires can spread quickly so keeping you and your loved ones safe is important 
  7. Never leave your grill unattended.  Gather all of your food and utensils and get everything prepped before you begin to grill 

Grilling and cookouts are big part of the summer months, so remember to do it safely. 

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