Una Community Fire Department

GRILL SAFELY/GRILL WISELY

Liquid petroleum (LP) gas, used in gas grills, is highly flammable. Each year 30 people are injured as a result of gas grills fires and explosions. to reduce the risk of fire or explosion you should routinely perform the following safety checks:

 

PREPARING THE GRILL

 
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Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations, if you smell gas. If you detect a leak, immediately turn off the gas and don't attempt to light the grill until the leak is fixed.

 
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Check grill hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes, and leaks.

 
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Move has hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping grease.

 
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Keep matches, cigarettes or open flames away from a leaking grill.

 
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Do NOT attempt to repair the tank valve or the appliance yourself. See an LP gas dealer or a qualified appliance repair person.

 

USING THE GRILL

 
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NEVER use a grill indoors, in a garage, breezeway, carport, or porch. Keep the grill at least 10 feet away from your house or any structure.

 
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Keep a fire extinguisher accessible.

 
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Use proper utensils that will allow you to be a safe distance from the grill while cooking.

 
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Do NOT wear loose clothing while cooking.

 
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Always shut off valve to propane tanks when not in use.

 
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Keep all children and pets away from the grill while in operation and until the grill is cool.

 

 

IF YOUR GRILL CATCHES FIRE

 

 
bulletIf the fire involves the tank or hoses, leave it alone, evacuate the area and call the Fire Department (9-1-1).
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bulletIf there is any type of fire that threatens either personal safety or endangers property, call the Fire Department (9-1-1).
bulletIf the fire IN the grill seems out of control, simply turn off the burners.

 

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