Independence Day is a very special day in the hearts of Americans everywhere, and many choose to celebrate by lighting up the grill.
If you’re planning on throwing some meat on the grill this 4th of July, make sure to use these safety tips provided by Jim Pollard and Jimmy Miller of the American Medical Response in order to stay safe and prevent accidents:
- Make sure your grill is placed in a well-ventilated area.
- Keep pets and children away from the grill at all times. A popular and efficient method is to draw a circle, about 10 feet in diameter, around the grill. You can use chalk, and this will declare a child/pet-free zone.
- If you use lighter fluid, use it first, and then stand back and light it. Use a long match or an extended lighter. Back away after lighting.
- Wearing gloves is never a poor idea.
- Use long tongs to flip the meat.
- Last not but not least, do NOT grill while under the influence of any substance.