Sometimes the simplest tasks can put you and your family in danger. That can include cooking dinner….even if you’re the best cook in the family. According to statistics from the National Fire Protection association, 9600 home fires a year are caused by people grilling. Grilling-related accidents send an average of 16,600 people to the hospital. Gas grills are more dangerous than charcoal. Between 2012 and 2016, gas grills were involved in an average of 7900 home fires per year, including 3300 structure fires and 4700 outdoor fires. The Mid-County Fire Protection District and the NFPA are serving up some safety tips for an appetizer, so before you fire up your grill for dinner, visit the Mid-County Facebook page or go to www.nfpa.org/grilling to make sure your biggest concern will be indigestion.