Tailgate safety topics include creating a well-stocked first-aid kit, practicing basic food safety, proper grilling techniques, and ensuring partygoers and supplies are safe from the flow of traffic. Safe tailgating includes following the rules and regulations of the venue's parking lot.
A basic first-aid kit allows for the care of minor injuries, or prompt attention to serious conditions while waiting for emergency personnel. The tailgate cook needs to keep food either cold or hot to avoid cross contamination. Coals should be completely extinguished and disposed of properly. A fire extinguisher is a good safety precaution when grilling. Tailgate supplies and partygoers should remain in the designated parking spot near the rear of the vehicle to avoid accidents. Extra supervision is essential when children are participating.