Summer Grillin' Done Safely with First Alert

We're in the full swing of grilling season. That means hot temps, blue skies and frequent trips to the park or backyard for some summertime grilling. It's a national pastime that's as American as enjoying a freshly cut slice of apple pie or tossing the baseball on a hot summer day. While we should enjoy summertime grilling as an excellent means of bonding over delicious food, we should also be aware of a few of the risks associated with this American pastime. The First Alert Store has created a small list of precautionary measures to take when prepping your next cookout.

Location is Key

  • Above all else, select a grilling location that's well-ventilated and free of obstacles. This immediately rules out anything indoors i.e. garages, kitchens and patios full of clutter.
  • Grilling outdoors carries its own risks. Study the area and make sure you're clear and far away from wooden fencing, railings or anything else that's highly flammable. Now look up! See any hanging branches, maybe one with leaves? Find a different spot. These can quickly catch fire.


Location is Clear! Now What?

  • Never leave your grill unattended. If you have to step away for a moment, have someone else stand in for you.
  • If there are children or pets present, make certain to keep them at least 3 ft. away from the grill at all times.
  • Take care of your grill via regular cleanings. Grease and fat builds up fast. Grease in particular is highly flammable. Don't take the risk.
  • For your personal and surrounding safety, have a fully functional fire extinguisher at hand.


What Type of Fire Extinguisher do I need for Grilling?

It's good to be prepared, but you may not want to be lugging around a heavy duty commercial fire extinguisher every time you're thinking about grilling. The First Alert Store offers a selection of lightweight and efficient fire extinguishers that can work in the home as well as the grill. The following fire extinguishers offer optimal protection while remaining easy enough to maneuver in times of immediate danger.


First Alert has also pioneered the industry defining Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray. Offering a convenient and swift means of dealing with fires, Tundra Fire Spray packs a powerful punch in an aerosol can:

  • Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray's discharge time is four times greater than household fire extinguishers allowing the user to react more quickly.
  • Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray's unique, patent-pending design is as easy to use as other familiar household. products and covers a wider surface area-up to three times greater than a typical actuator.
  • Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray's discharge time is 4 times longer than traditional fire extinguishers.
  • Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray is more effective than traditional fire extinguishers on common household fire.


The sum of all these features elevates First Alert Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray as an excellent grilling companion for this summer and beyond. If grilling presents a series of risks and dangers then the First Alert Store assuredly offers immediate relief via easy to handle and efficient fire extinguishers and Tundra Spray. Enjoy summer grilling as it was intended, but recognize the risks and stay well equipped case of an emergency!

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