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The nights are longer, the days are hot and the smell of grilling wafts through the neighborhood. As you know these are the tell-tale signs of summer. Unfortunately, when folks gather around the grill this summer, risk factors increase.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, US Fire Departments respond to over 8,200 home fires involving some sort of outdoor grill per year. These 8,200 fires have caused 15 deaths, 120 injuries and $75 million in property damage.

We here at Northup Agency aim to keep you protected – so, we’ve included some grilling safety tips below.

Don't grill inside trailers, garages, travel trailers , motorhomes or houses.

Use utensils with long handles.

don't leave grill unattended .

Don't allow children to play near a hot grill.

Never attemp to move a hot grill.

Make sure your  Homeowners insurance policy is up to date.

  • Never leave a grill unattended once lit.
  • Don’t allow children to play near the grill when in use or immediately following its use. The grill will remain very hot to the touch for up to an hour or more once it’s beenDo not grill inside. Grilling inside your traileflat surface, outdoors and away from buildings and others, will be the safest place to set up your grill.
  • For For more Automobile give a call at 315-894-1747 or email us at frednorthup@allstate.com (forks, tongs, etc.) should have long handles and you should use flame retardant mitts to avoid burns and splatters.
  • Use baking soda to control a grease fire, should one occur. You should also have a fire extinguisher handy to be sure fires do not get out of control. A bucket of sand can be used as a substitute if you do not have a working extinguisher. Remember to use the sand or baking soda first, and then you can apply water from a near-by hose if needed.
  • Never leave a grill unattended once lit.
  • Don’t allow children to play near the grill when in use or immediately following its use. The grill will remain very hot to the touch for up to an hour or more once it’s been extinguished.
  • Never attempt to move a hot grill. It’s easy to stumble or drop it and serious burn yourself or someone helping you put the grill back in storage. .

 

 

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