Labor Day Grilling Safety Tips

Labor Day is coming up on September 5! We usually associate Labor Day with a barbecue; so here are some grill safety tips to consider from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to have a fun and safe Labor Day.

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  • Grills should only be used outside

For Propane Grills:

  • Check all major connection points between the gas tank hose and the regulator and cylinder and where the hose connects to burners. Tighten if loose.
  • Check gas tank hose for leaks. Do not use if there are leaks.
  • If you smell gas while cooking, turn off gas tank and burners

For Charcoal Grills:

  • If using starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid
  • Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to fire
  • When finished grilling, let coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container

For more detailed information on these tips, visit the NFPA blog here.