|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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