Grilling safety

Published on May 09, 2024

four people grilling on a deck

It’s time to dust off the grill and smoker and prepare for another delicious season of hamburgers and pulled pork! Before you light it up for the first time this year, take some time to review fire safety.

  • Visually inspect the grill or smoker for damage. Replace parts that look worn or rusty. Make sure your propane tank is in good condition and full.

  • Check gas lines for cracks that could allow gas to leak. Watch this video on how to inspect for leaks.

  • Clean your grill or smoker to make sure you start grease-free. Clean it regularly through the season to prevent grease buildup that could start a fire.

  • Place the grill or smoker at least 10 feet away from anything that can burn, and never leave it unattended. Always keep a hose or extinguisher nearby in case the fire spreads.

  • Once you’re done and the ashes are cool, properly dispose of them in a metal container with a tight-fitting lid.

Watch this video for more about grill safety from the Lenexa Fire Department.


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