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8 Tips for Grilling with Propane and Charcoal

This entry is part 9 of 18 in the series Safe With Society

As we celebrate our 100th year in business in 2015, we embark on another century of commitment to our policyholders. Our mission is to protect the livelihoods of our policyholders, and, as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In keeping with that theme, we’ll celebrate our 100th year in business with 100 important tips to help identify, evaluate and prevent dangers that could result in financial loss or injury in a year-long “Safe with Society” blog series.

Outdoor grilling is a popular way to cook food for the summer holidays, sporting events, or even family get-togethers. Even though grilling is a tasty way to prepare food, you should remember that grills can be very hot, and could cause fires or burn injuries. Grill fire statistics can be alarming so it’s important to take the proper precautions. Whether you prefer to grill with propane or charcoal, these simple tips will have you on your way to grilling safely. (more…)

6 Tips to Reduce Carbon Monoxide Hazards

Colder weather is upon us and most people have turned up the thermostat or started some fires in the wood burner to stay warm. With this cold weather lurks a danger that most of us aren’t aware of until it is too late. Carbon monoxide is a gas byproduct produced by incomplete combustion. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas, which is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. When CO is breathed, it displaces the oxygen in the blood and deprives the heart, brain, and other vital organs of oxygen. Large concentrations of CO could overcome you in minutes without warning and cause you to lose consciousness and suffocate. (more…)

10 Tips for Safe Outdoor Grilling

After one of the coldest winters on record things have finally turned around and our thoughts can now turn to summer and all that comes with it: swimming, hiking, boating, and of course grilling. July is not only a great month for grilling; it is also a peak month for grilling fires.

The National Fire Protection Agency states that gas grills accounted for an annual average of 7,200 home fires in 2007-2011, while charcoal or other solid-fueled grills were involved in (more…)