Monday, April 10, 2017
Letter from Northeast Tennessee Executive Director, Glenda Bobalik - April 2017
Every year people are injured while using charcoal or gas grills. Here are several steps to safely cook up treats for the backyard barbecue:
1. Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use.
2. Never grill indoors – not in the house, camper, tent, or any enclosed area.
3. Make sure everyone, including the pets, stays away from the grill.
4. Keep the grill out in the open, away from the house, the deck, tree branches, or anything that could catch fire.
5. Use the long-handled tools especially made for cooking on the grill to keep the chef safe.
These steps will help to make your grilling experience a success. Just in case an accident happens anyway, take a minute and download the free Red Cross first aid or emergency app on your mobile phone so that you can respond effectively.
So, as we head outside to enjoy spring, let’s take a minute to think about safety. Grills, lawnmowers, pools, hiking and so many more activities can be exciting and fun but also have hazards for those not focusing on safety. We are fortunate to have the great tips and guidelines available on redcross.org.
Take a little time and review the safety tips available and then take the next step and share them with your friends. Let’s all have a safe and fun spring!