Burns, Burgers, and Band-Aids: The Three B's of a Safe BBQ

Discover the secret sauce to a successful summer BBQ. Learn how first aid skills can turn potential barbecue blunders into triumphant tales. A must-read for all grill masters looking to add a dash of safety to their summer cookout.

Reid Doughty

7/12/20231 min read

man grilling outdoor
man grilling outdoor

Who doesn't love a good BBQ? The sizzle of burgers, the tangy aroma of BBQ sauce, and the...ouch...accidental finger burns? Yep, summer cookouts can turn from delicious to disastrous quicker than a burger flip if we’re not careful.

So, you're the grill master. But are you the safety master, too? Let's find out. You're manning the grill, flipping patties like a pro, when suddenly a rogue flame leaps up. Ouch! That's going to leave a mark. Or not, because you've attended a VitalEdge first aid course and know exactly what to do in case of minor burns.

Next scenario. Cousin Bobby thinks he can swallow a whole hot dog in one go. Spoiler alert: he can't. But thanks to your expert Heimlich maneuver, Bobby's hot dog hijinks don't turn into a tragedy.

So this summer, remember: the secret sauce to a memorable BBQ is a dash of caution, a sprinkle of preparedness, and a hefty helping of safety skills.