Sunday, July 2, 2017

Commish: Grill safely

Insurance Commish Mike Chaney issued the following statement. 

 Grilling Smart Means Grilling Safe on July 4th



JACKSON- With July being the peak month for grilling fires, and the July 4th holiday near, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney urges all Mississippians to play it smart and use grilling safety when celebrating.



“The most dangerous time around a grill is when you light it. You want to celebrate the Fourth with your family this year, not in the emergency room because you were careless when grilling,” Chaney said.                                                                  



To help keep your family safe during this Fourth of July Holiday period, the Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office recommends these grilling safety tips:

·         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 grill surface and in trays below the grill.

·         Never leave your grill unattended.

Charcoal grills

·         There are several ways to get the charcoal ready to use. Charcoal chimney starters allow you to start the charcoal using newspaper as a fuel.

·         If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire.

·         Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.

·         There are also electric charcoal starters, which do not use fire. Be sure to use an extension cord approved for outdoor use.

·         When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.

Propane grills

·         Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using propane grills for the first time each year.

·         Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles. If your grill has a gas leak, and there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and grill.

·         If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department.

·          If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill.

For more fire safety tips visit the State Fire Marshal page of the Mississippi Insurance Department website at: www.mid.ms.gov. or get tips on Twitter from @msfiresafe and @MSInsuranceDept.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

So no weedeater gas?

Anonymous said...

You've got to be kidding me Chaney.

Anonymous said...

@6:30

Believe it or not there are many idiots out there that either don't know or just don't follow these basic rules. The same goes for fireworks. Every year many people lose fingers, hands or worse because they think they know how to do it better. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, so don't show your ignorance when someone tries to increase you brain power.

Anonymous said...

Next thing you know, he will pop up between my sheets.

Is there a pesticide that can get politicians out of your house?

Marcel Ledbetter said...

Thank you, Chaney! This saved my life, I was just about to incorrectly start my grill by farting into a flame until I read this post. And also, thank Bush and Cheney for bringing democracy to Iraq!

Anonymous said...

Crankshaft thanks you.

Anonymous said...

The next thing you know, Jim Hood will issue a press release on our dime telling us to watch out for grilling scams.

Anonymous said...

Cheney would do better to discuss the dangers of leaking fuel tanks at tank farms

Anonymous said...

Never leave your gold grill unattended or even worse on your window sill. Somebody might steal it and pawn it.

Aliek Toyou said...

Now that the MHP has released its holiday statistics, when can we expect Chaney to report on Holiday Grilling Fatalaties? Or at least scortched weiners from standing too close to the flames.

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