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

Safety Tips for the Grill FACTS... - Countryside Fire Protection District
Safety Tips
for the Grill
July is the peak
month for grill fires.
Roughly half of
the injuries
involving grills
are thermal
Countryside Fire
Protection District
Protect Yourself
& Your Family
Jeff Steingart
Fire Chief
Station 1
801 S. Midlothian Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
Station 2
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.
In order to help you enjoy safe delicious grilling,
remember to always do the following:
unattended hot barbeque grill.
Always use flame-resistant barbecue mitts
and barbecue tools with long, heat-resistant
Never leave infants, children or pets near an
Never add liquid starter to hot or even warm
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
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.
Properly attach your ash catcher to the kettle
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
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.
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
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