Grill Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

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While you prepare for a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend, here are some grill safety tips to remember.

Memorial Day is approaching, and families and companies are planning for larger gatherings and increased capacities. It’s the perfect time for pool weather and barbecued meals. While you prepare for a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend, here are some grill safety tips to remember.

Safe Grilling

Ensure grill safety with a healthy dose of common sense, including:

  • Use charcoal BBQ and propane grills outdoors
  • Place the grill away from the home, deck railings, and overhanging branches
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area
  • Avoid leaving your grill or firepit unattended
  • Always ensure to open your gas grill lid before you light it

Campfire/Fire Pit

Even if you are not using propane, you may still rely on coal.

  • Supervise animals and children while the campfire/pit is burning because they might be interested to see what you are doing and could distract you while you try to concentrate
  • Always have a bucket of water, hose, or shovel with sand or dirt that can extinguish a fire
  • When putting them out, apply water to the remaining flames or all coals in a fire. Also, make sure there is no glow, heat, or flames remaining
  • Avoid leaving a fire unattended, even for a short period of time

Use a Fire Extinguisher

Any time you plan on using the grill, whether you are cooking steaks, hot dogs, or hamburgers, ensure a fire extinguisher nearby. In addition, check your extinguisher regularly to ensure it doesn’t need to be recharged or will fail to operate in case a fire spreads from your grill.

Inspect Your Fire Starters

If you are using propane as fuel, ensure the tanks or grill is not leaking. If you use coal, use the fluid designed for charcoal and avoid using kerosene or gas as your fuel since they are much more unpredictable and volatile. This is because you will start a fire, just not one you can safely contain. Allow the charcoal and the ashes it makes to cool down for some days before you dispose of them.


Moreover, avoid leaving your grill unattended because it may lead to burnt food or a fire. Also, make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions that accompany your grill. So, practice grill safety and prevention by preparing delicious meats and vegetables.

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