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Be safe when tailgating

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - This football weekend when you're lighting up those grills or kicking back with an adult beverage, it's important to keep a few safety tips in mind.

If you do drink, make sure not to drive. And while the temperatures are dropping, the heat is still a factor.

Make sure to stay hydrated with water or another non-alcoholic beverage. "Make sure your meats and your perishable foods are kept on ice until they're ready to cook. And your meats, when you're preparing your meats wear gloves because you are not usually near hand washing sites for contaminants and things like that," said Paramedic Mike Morris.

Also be safe with your grill. Keep them in an open area, away from children and pets.

And be cautious when cooking with charcoal. Make sure they're cool before throwing them away.

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