Labor Day is summer's last hurrah, and that means one more trip to the beach or backyard BBQ before the weather gets too chilly.
This year, whether you're heading to the ocean or staying in your own backyard, here are a few tips to make this Labor Day as safe and fun as possible.
- No kids or pets near the grill
- No starter fluid AFTER the charcoal is already burning
- Keep your hands away from the heat—use long-handed cooking utensils
- Never leave the grill unattended
- Make sure the grill is fully extinguished after use
- Limit alcohol intake while you're grilling
- Always plan out your route in advance, and let someone else know your route before you leave
- Eyes on the road and off your phone—minimize distractions and focus on the task at hand
- NO drinking and driving, no matter how short the drive
- Be sure to carry emergency supplies and keep your phone charged, just in case
- If you hit a patch of bad weather, don't hesitate to pull over until it passes
Above all, use common sense and enjoy the last of our warm-weather holidays. Summer might be headed out the door, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy it while it lasts.
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