On ABC’s Good Morning America’s “Need to Know” segment the other day, Alex Perez reported on the hazards of grilling, particularly when safety protocols are not put in place. And while the report focused mainly on all of the things that can go wrong, he did point out the proper steps to take to avoid getting injured and tips to consider, including providing commentary from Hannah Storm, ESPN SportCenter’s anchor, who was severely injured while grilling for her family in 2012. During the short interview, Ms. Storm pointed out what went wrong that day and said she continues to tell her story so that others can learn from her mistake.
In 2013, Ms. Storm produced a short video with NFPA about her ordeal, the lessons she learned and the important steps people can take to stay safe while grilling.
Read Ms. Storm’s story and watch her video on NFPA's grilling safety web page or watch the video below.
As July is one of the peak months for grilling fires, please remember to keep an eye on what you’re cooking, and remember to follow strict instructions for firing up the grill. Check out NFPA’s latest press release, which provides these steps and more … all you need to enjoy a safe and fun grilling experience.