Like many of you know, as soon as the leaves change color here in New England, it's time to pull out the sweaters, pack up the patio furniture and store the grill. But more and more it seems, people are taking advantage of the cool nights and even the warm days that autumn often brings, to fire up the grill. In fact, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, 60 percent of grillers are now cooking outdoors year-round.
Having said that, it's still really important to remember safety when cooking up those burgers and chops, especially as tailgating parties and harvest bonfires fill up your calendar. So before your next outing, remind yourself to stay alert, keep to your "post" when cooking, and store anything flammable as far away from the grill as possible.
NFPA has other great tips you can use when grilling, including an infographic, fact sheet, videos and more. All of the resources you need are available on our Cooking Fire Safety Central webpage. Check it out today and share this information with your friends and family before you fire up your grill at home or at the football stadium.