ESPN SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm urges others to learn from her recent accident and grill safety

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Jan 31, 2013

In December 2012, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm was badly burned while preparing to cook dinner for her children. After wind blew out the flame, propane gas pooled on her grill and became an explosive fireball when Storm attempted to re-ignite it. Only the instinct to close her eyes upon seeing the flame saved her corneas, but her face, neck, chest and hands suffered first- and second-degree burns.

As Super Bowl Sunday draws near, Ms. Storm and NFPA have teamed up to remind consumers about using their outdoor grills safely. Download NFPA’s grilling safety tips sheet and watch Hannah’s recently released video below.


February 3 marks not only the Super Bowl, but also the first day of Burn Awareness Week 2013. The week is an opportunity for all burn, fire and life safety educators to spread a message of fire safety throughout local communities. The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is the only national organization helping burn survivors everywhere get back to living with the support, education, and tools needed to thrive again.

Learn more about the great work the Phoenix Society is doing and for more home fire safety tips, check out NFPA's consumer safety page that provides checklists on a number of important fire safety topics.