Mt Airy Volunteer Fire Company
Community Events
01/02/2024 - 04/15/2024
Annual Photo Fund Drive

03/01/2024
Auxiliary Friday Night Dinner

03/16/2024
Auxiliary Cash Bingo

03/17/2024
Big Country Breakfast Buffet with the Easter Bunny

07/29/2024 - 08/03/2024
2024 Carnival


Website Counters
Visitors Today
14
Visitors Since
August 11, 2005:
4,737,825

2024 Unit Alerts
ATV1 0
B15 3
Car1 19
DTY1 7
E12 41
M18 99
M19 95
Medic1 6
R1 35
T1 8
TT1 3
U1 16

2024 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 29 194
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 29 194

Never Forgotten
State Fire Marshal Offers Grilling Safety Tips
Email Print RSS Facebook Twitter RSS

By PIO Doug Alexander
May 12, 2023

STATEWIDE (May 11, 2023) – As the summer months unfold before us, families across Maryland continue to venture outside to the beach, the mountains or maybe just to their backyard. Increased outdoor activities also result in an increase of outdoor fire risks; therefore, the Office of the State Fire Marshal is providing a few common-sense tips that will help Marylanders enjoy a safe grilling season.

Outdoor Cooking Safety Tips for Gas Grills:

* Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders should always be transported in the upright position on the floor of the vehicle with all windows open. Never transport cylinders in the trunk of a car. Remove the cylinder from the vehicle as soon as possible.

* Ensure all connections are tight. Check all connections with soapy water. The appearance of bubbles indicates leaks, re-tighten leaking connections.

* Make sure grease is not allowed to drip onto the hose or gas cylinder.

* Store the cylinder (including those attached to barbecues), outdoors in a shaded, cool area
out of direct sunlight.

* Read thoroughly and follow manufacturer’s instructions for gas grill use. Save the instructions for later reference!

Outdoor Cooking Safety Tips for Charcoal Grills:

* Use only a small amount of charcoal starter fuel. A little goes a long way! Consider using charcoal that does not require starter fuel for ignition.

* Once a fire has been started, never add more starter fuel! Fire can easily follow the stream of fluid back to the container causing an explosion and potential serious bodily harm.

* Use great caution in disposing of ashes. Ashes may contain live coals that can start a fire if not disposed of properly. The safest method is to wet the ashes thoroughly with water before emptying the barbecue. Only transport ashes in a metal container.

Please be reminded that other than one and two family dwellings, no use or storage of hibachis, grills or other similar devices used for cooking shall be located on any balcony, under any overhanging portion or within fifteen feet of any structure.

With any outdoor cooking equipment, never be tempted to use them inside – not even in a garage with the door open or on a porch or a balcony. “Outdoor grills produce carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, and poisonous gas which, even in small quantities can cause injury or death. LPG cylinders that develop a leak indoors can cause an explosion with devastating results,” stated the State Fire Marshal.


Add a Comment Add a Comment 0 Comment(s)



Home |  Guestbook  |  Members E-mail |  Members Area |  E-mail Us
Website Designed and Hosted By Content Proudly Maintained By Contact Information
Firehouse Solutions
www.FirehouseSolutions.com

Mt Airy Volunteer Fire Company
702 N Main Street
Mount Airy, Maryland  21771

Emergency Dial 911
Station 1: (301) 829-0100
E-mail: info@mavfc.org
Copyright © 2024 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)