BBQ Grill

Outdoor activities including grilling, fireworks, and gardening can be dangerous. Check out these resources to have a safe and happy summer!

Grilling Safety
Grill fires, burns from flare-ups, and improper use of charcoal lighter fluid increase during barbecue season Over 70% of gas grill fires occur between May and September. Read these Grilling Safety Tips and our one page pamphlet on Grilling Safety pdf format of Grilling Safety Flyer
to learn more. Propane cylinders that are more than 12 years old must be requalified to determine if they are safe to refill and use. Read a one page flyer in English and Spanish called Is Your Propane Cylinder SAFE?/¿Es su cilindro de propanoSEGURO?  pdf format of Is Your Propane Cylinder SAFE?/¿Es su cilindro de pr...
to determine if you cylinder is safe to use and to have refilled. A poster pdf format of cylinder safety flyer
with the same information is also available.

Fireworks Safety
Enjoy professional, supervised fireworks displays. But remember that the possession and use of any fireworks by private citizens is illegal in Massachusetts. This includes sparklers, party poppers, snappers, firecrackers and cherry bombs and anything purchased out of state or by mail. Visit our web page Leave Fireworks to the Professionals and read our one page pamphlet on Fireworks Safety pdf format of Leave Fireworks to the Professionals
for more information.

Gasoline Safety
Over half of the victims of gasoline burns in Massachusetts are under the age of 25.  Learn to handle gasoline safely. Visit for information on preventing gas fires and to see a compelling video.  

Mulch Safety
Disposal of smoking materials in bark mulch causes many fires. Never throw cigarettes butts into mulch; mulch is easily ignited. Visit our Mulch Safety web page and read our one page pamphlet on Mulch Fire Safety pdf format of Mulch FireFactor- a one-page, 2-sided educational ha...
for details.

Hotel and Motel Safety Tips
Select accommodations that are equipped with sprinklers and smoke detectors in guest rooms. Search the Fire Safe Hotel List on the United States Fire Administration Website to see if your hotel is listed.

Other Resources

U.S. Fire Administration: Summer Fire Safety