ESPN SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm vividly recalls a gas grill explosion that resulted in first- and second-degree burns on her body: "The explosion was so great that it blew the doors off the grill," she tells +NFPA Journal+ in the latest issue. "My neighbor...thought the explosion was actually a tree falling through his own roof. I remember seeing the fire and then being on fire and rushing to put it out."
Following the harrowing incident, Storm made a miraculous return to TV and has become NFPA's newest grilling safety advocate. Through a series of public service announcements, she urges the public to read their grill's safety instructions and wait 15 minutes before relighting a grill if the flame goes out. (Review NFPA's tip sheet on grilling safety for more information.)
Learn more about Storm's recovery in the March/April issue of +Journal,+ and watch the following video of Storm being interviewed at the ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut: