Safety Tips for the Grill FACTS... - Countryside Fire Protection District

Safety Tips for the Grill FACTS... - Countryside Fire Protection District
COUNTRYSIDE
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Safety Tips
for the Grill
FACTS...
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July is the peak
month for grill fires.
Roughly half of
the injuries
involving grills
are thermal
burns.
Countryside Fire
Protection District
Protect Yourself
& Your Family
___________
Jeff Steingart
Fire Chief
www.countrysidefire.com
Station 1
801 S. Midlothian Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
Station 2
Headquarters
600 N. Deerpath Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Non– Emergency Office:
(847) 367-5511
Here are some grilling behaviors that should be
Protect Yourself & Your Family
avoided to help protect you and your family
against injury.
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In order to help you enjoy safe delicious grilling,
GRILLING SAFETY
remember to always do the following:
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unattended hot barbeque grill.
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Always use flame-resistant barbecue mitts
and barbecue tools with long, heat-resistant
handles.
Never leave infants, children or pets near an
Never add liquid starter to hot or even warm
coals.

Never wear loose clothing around a hot
barbeque grill; it could catch on fire.
Hundreds of fires are started every year by

Have proper lid or grill top.
using barbeque grills, and there can be

Keep barbecue grills in a level position at all

Never grill on a wooden deck.
extensive damage. Careless grilling can
times. An unstable unit can easily be tipped

Never barbeque in a confined space.
cost millions of dollars and often, destroys
over.

Never use gasoline, kerosene, alcohol or a
more than property.

from any combustible material.

cigarette lighter to start a fire.
Place barbecue grills at lease five feet away

Smoldering charcoal can build up lethal con-
Place your grill so that sparks and smoke
centrations of carbon monoxide.
won’t fly toward buildings, furniture or people.
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
Properly attach your ash catcher to the kettle
grill.
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flammable solid creating a fire hazard.

Never discard used briquettes in a cardboard
carton or any other combustible container.
Douse the coals thoroughly with water after
grilling.

Never store briquettes outside where they can
get wet. When they are dry, they become a
Use only enough charcoal to last for the time
it will be needed.

Never move outdoor barbecues indoors.
COUNTRYSIDE
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Transport, store and use the propane gas
cylinder in an upright position.
600 N. Deerpath Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1804
Phone: 847-367-5511
Fax: 847-367-5521
www.countrysidefire.com
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