Tip Tuesday: Summer Grilling Safety 101

Katelyn SmrecanskySecurity Resources

The weather is starting to warm up in many parts of the country which means people are spending more time outdoors exercising, going to the lake, entertaining and cooking outside with their grills. Grilling is a very popular method of cooking in the spring and summer and it’s important to review safety precautions to ensure a safe and tasty cooking experience. On average there are 8,800 house fires a year that are caused by grilling and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. Additionally, three out of five households own a gas grill which means there is an increased risk of home fires. The peak month for grill fires is in July followed by May, June and August but they can occur any time of year if the proper precautions aren’t taken. Be sure to check out the dos and don’ts below before you fire up your grill next. Don’ts: • Use a grill … Read More