Fauquier County Fire Rescue System

30 John Marshall Street                                                                                                                  Warrenton, Virginia 20186                                                                                                      

Administration / Operations- 540-422-8800
Training - 540-422-8820 

Fauquier County
    Public Education

    SAFETY TIP: Grilling Safety

    • For propane grills, check the gas tank for leaks before use in the months ahead. (Watch NFPA’s video on how to check for leaks below.)
    • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
    • Place the grill well away from the home, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
    • Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.
    • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grilling area.
    • If you use starter fluid when charcoal grilling, only use charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire. When you have or are finished grilling, let the coals cool completely before disposing in a metal container.
    • Never leave your grill unattended when in use.

    Visit the links below to learn what you need to make a first-aid kit.

    You should consider making one for your home and one for your car.      






    Click on the link above to learn about fire safety with Sparky.


    The 7 Ways to Prepare for a Home Fire

    1. Install the right number of smoke alarms. Test them once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year.

    2. Teach children what smoke alarms sound like and what to do when they hear one.

    3. Ensure that all household members know two ways to escape from every room of your home and know the family meeting spot outside of your home.

    4. Establish a family emergency communications plan and ensure that all household members know who to contact if they cannot find one another.

    5. Practice escaping from your home at least twice a year. Press the smoke alarm test button or yell “Fire“ to alert everyone that they must get out.

    6. Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.

    7. Teach household members to STOP, DROP and ROLL if their clothes should catch on fire.


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