Spring is in the air and it’s time to get your grill on! Whether your BBQ cooking fuel is gas, charcoal, wood or pellets, safety is your responsibility. Before we fire up those BBQs, take the time to prepare for a safe grilling season.
- Clean your BBQ. Remove excess grease and debris to help improve the performance of your grill and prevent future safety issues.
- Properly turn your grill on and off. Read the owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to make your backyard grilling as safe as can be. Each BBQ is slightly different, please don’t assume you know how to operate it.
- BBQ in a safe space. BBQ’s burn fuel and this produces carbon monoxide. Only use BBQ’s outdoors, away from your home, building openings and other structures. Never BBQ in an enclosed or partially enclosed space.
- Be present. The number one cause of fires in Brampton is unattended cooking. Never leave your BBQ or stove unattended.