When the warmer weather hits, there’s nothing better than the smell of food on the grill.
Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.
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. While nearly half of the people who grill do it year-round, July is the peak month for grill fires followed by May, June and August.
This grilling season, NFPA tests your knowledge and demonstrates the proper way to use your grill safely to prevent fires.
- NFPA and Stop & Shop New England Division are teaming up again this year to promote a healthy, happy and safe grilling season. In July and August, participating Stop & Shop stores in New England will reinforce grilling fire safety messages and provide tips for preparing healthy meals with events on Cape Cod. Stay tuned for more information!
- NFPA is a regular content contributor for Martha Stewart Living! Check out our grilling fire safety blog post and our newest “cooking away from home” post (coming soon), which features tips on charcoal, barbecue and hibatchi grills, on her website.
Grilling by the numbers
Source: NFPA's "Home Grill Fires" by Marty Ahrens, April 2016.
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