In the spirit of spring and warmer weather we have included some quick tips on how to BBQ safely:

  • All barbecue grills must only be used outdoors — using grills indoors or in enclosed spaces is not only a fire hazard, but it exposes occupants to toxic gasses and potential asphyxiation.
  • Always position the grill well away from combustible objects and use long handled grilling utensils and heat resistant oven mitts to avoid exposure burns from heat and flames.
  • Get your grill cleaned and serviced. Check all propane tanks and lines for leaks and damage and never leave a lit grill unattended.
  • Keep a garden hose nearby, connected and ready for use in case of a fire.

Click here for more information courtesy of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs.