Summer Fire Safety Tips

Barbecue Grill Safety Tips

During the summer season residents and visitors are likely to enjoy cooking on barbecue grills. Hudson  Fire  would like to offer the following safety tips for you use:

  • Keep children and pets away from grills, both to prevent burn injuries and fires that may be caused by tipping the grill over.

  • With charcoal grills, be sure to use lighter fluids designed for charcoal grills, and never add fluid after the coals have be lit. Adding fluid after the coals are lit often results in a flare up that may burn those near the grill.

  • With gas grills, check all hose and tank connections to make sure they are not leaking before using the grill. Small leaks can be found by applying soapy water to the hoses and connections, and then looking for bubbles.

  • Follow manufacturer’s directions for lighting gas grills, leaving the gas on for several seconds while repeatedly attempting to light the grill may result in a flash fire when built up gas vapors suddenly ignite.

Watch What You Heat

Do you like helping out in the kitchen and cooking up tasty snacks for your friends and family? Preparing yummy treats can be lots of fun, but it's important that kids who like to cook know how to be safe in the kitchen. These tips can help you figure out what you're old enough to do on your own - and when it's time to ask a grown-up for help.

Getting started - Before you get cooking, you need to get a grown-up's permission. If you plan to use a recipe, look it over with a grown-up first to decide what you can do on your own and what you need help with. And once you get started, never be afraid to ask for help. Even the best chefs rely on their assistants to help them out in the kitchen.

Helping out is fun - From mixing up cake batter to cutting shapes out of cookie dough, helping a grownup in the kitchen can be lots of fun. So if you're not old enough yet to cook on your own, not to worry; being the chef's helper is the most important job in the kitchen.

All kids are different - and a grownup should always decide what is safe for you to do in the kitchen - but here are some guidelines that you can use.

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  • Get ingredients out of the refrigerator

  • Lick the frosting off of a spoon (yum!)

  • Mix ingredients together in a bowl

  • Pour liquids into a bowl

  • Wash fruits and vegetables off under cold water

  • Use a cookie cutter to cut shapes out of cookie dough

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