7 cookout safety tips to keep your grill chill

7 cookout safety tips to keep your grill chill

man with apron grilling on a charcoal grill

man with apron grilling on a charcoal grillGrilling is as much of an American past-time as baseball, and summer is the prime time for a backyard barbecue. It’s also the prime time for grill-related fires, per a study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA.) The summer months account for 43% of grill fires, with July leading the way at 17% of incidents.

To avoid turning your neighborhood block party into a blazing inferno, consider following these tips to keep your summer shindigs accident-free:

For an extra layer of protection, be sure to check the smoke and CO detectors on your home security system.  Summer is a great time of year to change those batteries, too—and they should be changed out at least once a year.

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