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Safe Operation Of Propane Barbecues

Your Barbecue can hurt more then your diet. Keep your barbecuing safe with these helpful tips.

  • Every year in Ontario, people are injured needlessly while lighting their barbecues.
  • The correct way to light your propane barbecue is to open the lid and strike your match or barbecue lighter before turning on the gas.
  • When you are finished barbecuing, turn off the propane cylinder valve and then the barbecue bumers.
  • Always use and store your barbecue and propane cylinder outdoors.
  • For information about cleaning and maintaining your barbecue, read the manufacturer's instructions, or call your fire department.

Source: Office of the Fire Marshall (Ontario).