Safety Tips for Safe Summer Barbequing
The Surrey Fire Service is encouraging everyone to grill safely by following some simple safety precautions.
Surrey, BC – Barbequing is a common cause of burns and exterior fires which have the potential to spread to nearby buildings or surrounding objects such as trees or shrubs. Whether using a barbeque in the yard, on a balcony, or at the park, the Surrey Fire Service is encouraging everyone to grill safely by following some simple safety precautions.
- Only propane, natural gas or charcoal barbeques are permitted within the City of Surrey and should only be used outside.
- Place barbeque well away from the building, railings, eaves and branches.
- Keep kids and dogs at least one metre (three feet) away from cooking area.
- Never leave your barbeque unattended, even for a short time.
- Remove grease buildup from the barbeque trays below the grill.
- Keep your lid open when lighting the barbeque.
- For propane devices, check the tank hose and connections before first use each year. Add a light soap/water solution and look for bubbles from leaks.
- If you smell gas, immediately back away and call 9-1-1.
- For lighting charcoal barbeque, use only charcoal starter fluid when starting - once the fire has started, do not add more or any other flammable liquids.
- Let charcoal cool completely after use before disposing in a metal container.
More information can be found at: www.surrey.ca/fireservice