Gas Grilling Safety Tips:

-Make sure all hose connections are tight and in good condition. Check grill hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes, and leaks. Make sure there are no sharp bends in the hose or tubing.

-After grilling, close the valve on the gas cylinder, making sure that it’s completely turned off.

-Never keep a filled container in a hot car or car trunk. The heat will cause the gas pressure to increase, which may open the relief valve and allow gas to escape.

-Make sure your spark igniter is consistently generating a spark to create a flame and burn the propane gas. If the flame is not visible, the heavier-than-air propane gas may be escaping and could cause an explosion.

 

If your grill catches fire:

If you can get close enough without getting burned, put the lid on or shut off the gas. Get completely away from the grill. Activate the building’s alarm system.

Call 911.