Propane Grills

  • Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year.
  • Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles.
  • If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy bubble test, and there is no flame, turn off both the gas tank and the grill.
  • If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again.
  • If the leak does not stop, call the fire department.
  • If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill.
  • If the flame goes out, turn the grill and gas off and wait at least 5 minutes before re-lighting it.*

Charcoal Grills

  • If you use starter fluid, only use charcoal starter fluid.
  • Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat.
  • Charcoal chimney starters let you use newspaper as fuel.
  • Electric charcoal starters don’t even use fire. But be sure to use an extension cord rated for outdoor use.
  • When finished grilling, let the coals cool completely, and dispose of them in a metal container.
Grilling_Safety-_Instagram-01 Don’t use an outdoor grill indoors.
Grilling_Safety-_Instagram-02 Never leave the grill unattended.
Grilling_Safety-_Instagram-03 Keep kids and pets away – make a 3-ft. zone of safety around the grill.
Grilling_Safety-_Instagram-04 Make sure the gas grill lid is open before lighting it.
Grilling_Safety-_Instagram-05 Keep a multipurpose fire extinguisher within easy reach (but don't place it directly against your grill, that’s a hazard.)

Much of the information provided above is from the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association). Click here to learn more: