Saturday, June 21st marked the first official day of summer and that means days filled with outdoor pool and lawn parties and camping excursions. So, what goes hand-in-hand with these fun activities? You guessed it, grilling.
Did you know that June and July are the peak months for grilling fires? According to an NFPA report on home fires involving cooking equipment, gas grills were involved in an annual average of 7,200 home fires from 2007-2011, while charcoal or other solid-fueled grills were involved in an annual average of 1,400 home fires.
But we can definitely do something about lowering those statistics, right? This new infographic, developed by NFPA and the U.S. Fire Administration, provides an easy way to remember important safety tips when it comes time to cook up your favorite burgers. You can find the infographic on NFPA's grilling safety webpage along with other great resources like videos and a tip sheet. Or just download the PDF and print it out. It's the perfect "garnish" to your family meal ... posting it on your fridge will serve as a great reminder to "do the right thing" each time you fire up the grill.
Take a look today and share it with your friends and family. You'll be glad you did.