Grilling Safety Tips
Grilling is a big part of Fourth of July and Summer.
FEMA issued a list of tips to keep you and your family.
--Propane and charcoal grills must only be used outdoors. Using them indoors or in any enclosed spaces (such as tents), poses a fire hazard and a risk of exposing occupants to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.
--Young children are at high risk of being burned by hot food and liquids. Keep children away from cooking areas by enforcing a "kid-free zone" of 3 feet around the grill.
--Place the grill a safe distance from lawn games, play areas, and foot traffic. Grills should be positioned at least 10 feet away from siding, deck railing, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
--Never leave a grill unattended.
--Keep matches, lighters, charcoal, and starter fluid out of the reach of children in a locked drawer or cabinet.
Following these tips can help ensure your Fourth of July is safe and enjoyable!
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