Keep Your Home Safe When You BBQ This Summer
Summer is a special time in Park City. The sun is shining and the air is clean and crisp and warm. With the sun and the warmth comes the need to hit the trails, jump into the pool, and fire up the grills and smokers. As we invite our friends to a gathering, we prep the steaks, season the chicken, and light the BBQ. It’s a summer tradition, an American birthright, and an opportunity to eat just a little too much while we soak in the summer.
Of course, as with any open flame, while we prepare to entertain our friends and family with char-grilled treats, we need to be conscious of our safety—both the safety of our own homes and that of our community. By following these simple steps, we can be sure we cook the perfect steak while securing our property and the backcountry we are so privileged to enjoy.
BBQ Safety Tips:
- Keep your grill at least 10-feet from your home
- Keep pets and children 3-feet away from the grill while operational
- Do not move a hot grill
- Clean your grill regularly to avoid excess burning material
- Always have a fire extinguisher within reach
- Keep a spray bottle of water handy in case of small flare-ups
- Do not turn on the gas with the lid closed, always have lid open and supervise
- Do not leave a lit grill unattended, for any reason
- Check gas grills for gas leaks regularly, soapy water is an easy and effective way to check hoses
- Make sure no decorations or other flammable materials are near the grill
- Be sure to check your grill’s manual for any safety tips
As always, the PCFD is here should any emergency arise, however we urge our community to take the necessary precautionary steps to keep your homes and our town safe. Have fun, enjoy the summer, and be safe Park City!