Barbecue season is finally here! There are a few things to watch out for when cooking outdoors so that you enjoy yourself and stay safe!

 

Never use a propane barbecue grill on a balcony, terrace or roof. It is both dangerous and illegal.

 

Propane barbecue grills and no more than two (2) 20-pound propane tanks are allowed on the grounds of a one or two-family home, but be sure to follow the fire safety precautions below.

 

Only use a charcoal barbecue grill on a balcony or terrace if there is a ten foot clearance from the building and there is an immediate source of water (garden hose or four (4) gallon pail of water). Otherwise, such barbequeings is dangerous and illegal.

 

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS   

 

SPECIFIC GRILL PRECAUTIONS

 

 

IN CASE OF A FIRE - Click here to find out what you can do!

 

BBQ REGULATIONS

 

To view the fire Department's rules regarding the use of charcoal barbecues on residential property, click the following link. 

 

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BEFORE BARBECUING

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DURING BARBECUING

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AFTER BARBECUING

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IN CASE OF A BARBECUE FIRE

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PROPANE GRILLS-The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that more than 500 fires and 20 injuries occur every year from gas grill fires and explosions of grills that have not been used for several months.

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CHARCOAL GRILLS-The Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) reports that every year about 20 deaths and 400 injuries are treated resulting from carbon monoxide poisoning from charcoal grills.

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ELECTRIC GRILLS

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