Did you know, it's almost BBQ season
When the warm weather arrives it only makes sense to break out the BBQ grill. Seven out of 10 adults in the US use or own a BBQ grill. Fire Departments respond annually to an average of 9000+ house or outside fires involving grills.
As we know, our options are gas or charcoal for our BBQ needs. While these create the tasty meals we come to love and enjoy, we must remember a few basic best practices to less the potential for a fire emergency.
A grill that is placed too close to a fuel source is one of the fastest ways to introduce heat and create fire. Gas and Charcoal grills should always be located away from home and deck railings & out from under eaves & branches, maintain enough space to allow heat to rise easily and not into the building and or eaves of the building.
Also, the NFPA estimates that 1 in every 5 fires was due to a dirty uncleaned grill. You should always keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from grills & in trays below the grill.
Young Children under the age of five accounted for an average of 2,000+, of the contact-type burns in a year. The burns typically happened when someone, often a child, bumped or ran into, touched or fell on the grill, grill part or hot coals.
The NFPA is the National Fire Protection Association,