Memorial Day Fire Prevention

We are fortunate to live in a great nation. The sacrifices of our men and women in military service has given all United States citizens the benefit of a holiday for remembrance. While your family and you enjoy this Memorial Day weekend, exercise proper safety as we honor those that gave so much for the freedoms we have. 

Grilling Safety - Prevent A Fire Claim

  • Children and pets should be several feet away from any open flame.
  • Grills should only be used outside, but not under a covered porch or in an open garage. Grills should not be set against your house, deck, or fence. 
  • Once on, a lit grill should never be left unattended. 
  • Keep a fire extinguisher onsite and nearby when grilling is underway.
  • For gas grills, check hose connections for a tight seal before turning on. You can do an easy check by rubbing a small amount of soapy water along the hose to reveal leaks. 
  • For charcoal grills, use only the fluids that are specific to a charcoal grill. Gasoline should never be used on a charcoal grill. Do not reuse charcoal lighter fluid after a fire has already been burning. The vapor is highly flammable. 
  • Clear any dry leaves or brush near the grilling site to reduce the risk of fire coming in contact with flammable debris if wind-blown sparks occur.
  • Clean your grill before use so grease that is left behind does not act as an accelerant when the grill is first turned on. 
  • Secure loose fighting clothing when leaning over any open grilling area. 

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend!