Tomorrow is Labor Day, and we know many of you will be firing up the grill to celebrate with family and friends
By Seven Hills Fire District
September 3, 2023

Safety is our top priority, so here are some essential grilling tips to ensure your holiday cookout is both delicious and safe:

1️⃣ Keep a safe distance: Set up your grill in an open area, away from any structures, overhanging branches, or flammable materials.

2️⃣ Preheat and clean: Before cooking, preheat your grill for at least 10-15 minutes, and clean the grates to prevent flare-ups and ensure even cooking.

3️⃣ Stay attentive: Never leave your grill unattended while it's in use. Keep an eye on it at all times to prevent accidents.

4️⃣ Safety gear: Have a fire extinguisher, a bucket of sand, or a hose nearby just in case. Safety first!

5️⃣ Proper lighting: If you're using a charcoal grill, use only charcoal starter fluid, and never add more fluid to hot coals.

6️⃣ Food safety: Keep raw and cooked foods separate, and use a meat thermometer to ensure your meats are cooked to a safe temperature.

7️⃣ Grill tools: Use long utensils and oven mitts to avoid burns. Safety always comes first!

8️⃣ Kids and pets: Keep children and pets away from the grilling area to prevent accidents.

9️⃣ Proper disposal: Dispose of hot coals or ashes in a metal container, and let them cool completely before disposal.

Most importantly, enjoy the day and the delicious food!

From all of us at Seven Hills Fire District, have a fantastic and safe Labor Day filled with fun, food, and friends!

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