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SUMMER GRILLING--HOW TO STAY SAFE

One of the most popular ways to cook food in the summer is on the grill. But grills can be dangerous to you and to your property. Here are some information and tips for Safe Summer Grilling.

Propane Grills
Always check the gas tank hose for leaks before using your propane grill for the first time. To do this, apply a little soap and water solution to the hose. A propane tank will release bubbles. If your grill has a gas leak (either by smell or the soapy bubble test) and has no flame, turn off both the bottle and the grill. Make sure everything is tightened. Once the leak is stopped, you may begin to grill. IF YOU SMELL GAS while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department.

Charcoal Grills
If you use a charcoal grill, only use charcoal starter fluid to start your fire. Once you have the fire going, never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquid to the fire. Be sure and keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources. If you use an electric charcoal starter, be sure and use an extension cord made for outdoor use. Always allow the coals to cool completely before disposing of them in a metal container.

Safety Tips for Grilling
Propane and Charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors. Your grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Keep children and pets at least 3 feet away from the grill area. Never leave your grill unattended. Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.

If you would happen to have an accident while grilling, please call Sabetha Community Hospital at (785) 284-2121 to seek emergency care.

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