VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
Many residents may be inclined to fire up the barbeque for a taste of summer. The Chiefs Office of the Mineola Fire Department would like to remind residents of some safety tips for outdoor grilling:
Check hoses for leaks, tears, or wearing at ends before using it for the first time each year. Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose and turn gas on. If you can smell gas or see bubbles coming from the soap on your hose, you have a leak! Immediately shut the gas off and get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If you cannot stop the leak by shutting off the gas, notify the fire department.
When refilling or exchanging your tank make sure to secure it upright in your vehicle and limit the time you keep the tank inside your car. (Another option is a delivery service such as your local Garden Center who can safely deliver a full tank to your home)
In the event of an emergency: Immediately notify the Fire Department Call 742-3300