Summer in the mountains means lots of grilling and barbequing. Each year, about 600 fires/explosions occur nationally with gas grills resulting in injuries to dozens of people. Here are a few safety tips for using gas grills:
- Check grill hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes and leaks. Make sure there are no sharp bends in the hose or tubing.
- Move gas hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping hot grease.
- Always keep propane gas containers upright.
- If you’re using a charcoal grill, don’t burn charcoal inside of homes, vehicles, tents or campers. Charcoal should never be used indoors even if ventilation is provided.
Have a safe and flavorful grilling summer!