Memorial Day Weekend Starts the Summer BBQ Season
Everyone enjoys a Summer BBQ. For those of you with children it is important to keep them safe with these 5 simple Tips for safe grilling.
1) Grill Free Zone
Keep children ( and pets for that matter) away from the hot gill by creating a 3 foot ” Kid Free Zone”
2) ABC – Always Be Cooking
That means always be present at the grill or have someone else present. Never leave a grill unattended. Unattended grills are one of the main causes of fires caused by grills.
Another ABC rule ! Have an ABC Fire Extinguisher available. This is an all purpose extinguisher that uses a dry powder in the event that you have to put out a fire caused by a grill. While you are at it make sure that it is fully charged. If you are not sure consult your local fire department.
3) Long Forks and Tight Cuffs
Do not wear loose clothing and use long utensils if you don’t want to feel the burn.
4) Stand Back !
If you like a nice tidy backyard with everything against the railing or the house that is fine. You can keep your grill where you want when it is not in use ( and cooled down ). However, when in use, keep the BBQ grill away from the house, away from deck railings and anything that might catch fired. This includes lawn toys and low hanging trees. This should be maintained for safe grilling.
5) Grease should not be an invited Guest
Make sure your grill has all the grease pans changed. Clean the areas where grease accumulates. Depending on how much grilling you do, this should be done periodically to prevent a grease fire within the grill.