Weekend Safety Tips, Part 7: Be Careful With That Grill!
It is summer, right? It sure doesn’t feel like it with the constant rain and the temperatures hovering in the 60s and 70s. But finally, it looks like we’re catching a break with a beautiful weekend ahead of us. Now would be the perfect time to get some friends, get some beers, and fire up the old barbecue.
But be careful, grilling can be pretty dangerous. Did you know that each year, an average of 8,800 home fires are caused by grilling accidents? According to the National Fire Prevention Association, 16,900 patients went to emergency rooms because of injuries caused by barbecues in 2012.
With July being the peak month for grill fires, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone would like to offer some barbecuing safety tips from the NFPA that will keep you and your loved ones safe as well as accident-free this summer:
- Make sure you place the grill far away from your home and deck railings, as well as out from under eaves and any overhanging branches.
- Always keep your grill clean. Remove any grease or fat buildup that may collect in the trays below the grill.
- Never leave the grill unattended when it’s on.
- If you have a gas grill, always light it with the lid open.
- Keep your pets and children at least three feet from the grill
- If you have a charcoal grill, only use charcoal start fluid and never add the fluid to the fire.
- When finished grilling on a charcoal grill, let the coals completely cool before disposing.
If you are in need of legal assistance this summer, please contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone as soon as possible. Remember, the first consultation is always free.