Celebrating National Grilling Month

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We’re well into summer, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate National Grilling Month this July by hosting a barbecue. But before you heat up the grill, the National Fire Protection Association has a few safety tips to help you and your policyholders avoid experiencing one of the 8,800 home fires caused by grilling on average each year.*

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

But rest assured, if a policyholder’s home is damaged by a grill-related fire, we are ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

*Source: http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/outdoors/grilling/grilling-safety-tips
Copyright ©2015 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). All rights reserved.

Grill-Related Fires: By the Numbers

On a typical summer day, it’s commonplace to encounter the smell of charcoal burning, drifting over from a neighbor’s yard. So how common can grill-related fires be? More than you think; take a look at this facts from the National Fire Protection Association. 

  • Three out of five households own a gas grill.
  • In 2012, 16,900 patients went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.
  • One of every six grill-related home fires occurred because something that could catch fire was too close to the grill.
  • Overall, leaks or breaks were factors in one of every five reported grill fires.
  • Gas grills contribute to a higher number of home fires overall than their charcoal counterparts.

Source: http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/outdoors/grilling
Copyright ©2015 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). All rights reserved.

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On a typical summer day, it’s commonplace to encounter the smell of charcoal burning, drifting over from a neighbor’s yard. So how common can grill-related fires be? More than you think; take a look at this facts from the National Fire Protection Association. 

  • Three out of five households own a gas grill.
  • In 2012, 16,900 patients went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.
  • One of every six grill-related home fires occurred because something that could catch fire was too close to the grill.
  • Overall, leaks or breaks were factors in one of every five reported grill fires.
  • Gas grills contribute to a higher number of home fires overall than their charcoal counterparts.

Source: http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/outdoors/grilling
Copyright ©2015 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). All rights reserved.

On a typical summer day, it’s commonplace to encounter the smell of charcoal burning, drifting over from a neighbor’s yard. So how common can grill-related fires be? More than you think; take a look at this facts from the National Fire Protection Association. 

  • Three out of five households own a gas grill.
  • In 2012, 16,900 patients went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.
  • One of every six grill-related home fires occurred because something that could catch fire was too close to the grill.
  • Overall, leaks or breaks were factors in one of every five reported grill fires.
  • Gas grills contribute to a higher number of home fires overall than their charcoal counterparts.

Source: http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/outdoors/grilling
Copyright ©2015 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). All rights reserved.

 

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