Be Safe On Labor Day – Backyard Grilling Safety Tips

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Did You Know:

  • Each year an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns.
  • In 2014, 16,600 patients went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills
  • A failure to clean the grill was the leading factor contributing to the fire in one –fifth of all grill structure fires (19%). In 17%, something that could catch fire was too close to the grill
  • Leaks or breaks were the factor in 11% of grill structure fires and 23% of outside and unclassified grill fires
  • Gas grills contribute to a higher number of home fires overall than their charcoal counterparts
  • Five out of six (83%) grills involved in home fires were fueled by gas while 13% used charcoal or other solid fuel.

Click here to watch a short video on Home Barbecue and Grill Safety

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Author: Close Range Safety Tips

Close Range Safety Training Academy was created to promote safety and protection service through training. Our staff is dedicated to instructing our students in all facets for the purpose of safety, security and defense to better serve their community....

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