Grilling Safety


Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors. Read all of NFPA'sgrillling safety tips and download our free safety tip sheet.

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  • July is the peak month for grilling fires, followed by May, June & August. Stay safe:
  • In 2014, 16,600 patients went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills: 
  • Safety tip: grills should be placed well away from home/deck railings & out from under eaves &  branches:

When the warmer weather hits, there’s nothing better than the smell of food on the grill.

Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.

Each year an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. While nearly half of the people who grill do it year-round, July is the peak month for grill fires followed by May, June and August.