Grilling weather is here

On Monday and early morning Tuesday, more than 20 American Red Cross volunteers responded to seven fires and assisted 20 families.

Warmer weather is just about here, but that doesn’t mean we’re any safer from fires.  As people start cooking on the grill more often, the American Red Cross would like to remind everyone of these safety tips:

  • Always make sure the grill is supervised when in use.
  • Never grill indoors – not in your house, camper, tent, or any enclosed area.
  • Make sure people and pets stay away from the grill.
  • Keep the grill out in the open, away from the house, the deck, tree branches, or anything that could catch fire.
  • Use the long-handled tools specially made for outdoor grills.
  • Never add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignited.
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using grills.

Happy grilling!

-Kristen Catanzano

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