10 Tips for Grilling Safety

Memorial Day is just around the corner and is considered by many to be the official start of summer. As the days get longer and warmer, many people look forward to one of the tastiest ways to cook - outdoor grilling.

Unfortunately, each year, nearly 9,000 home fires [1] are caused by grilling, and more than half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns.

Check out these 10 grilling safety tips from our Burn Center team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, so that you and your family can enjoy the great taste of food cooked on the grill all summer long.

 

1Ahrens, M. (2016, April). Home Grill Fires. National Fire Protection Association. Retrieved from http://www.nfpa.org/news-and-research/fire-statistics-and-reports/fire-statistics/fire-causes/appliances-and-equipment/home-grill-fires.