I was pleased to see an editorial in the Globe regarding urban grilling (“Urban grilling: a sizzling business opportunity,” July 28). But your idea of dealing with violations in part by anticipating the manufacture of safer grills does not address the immediate problem adequately.
Grills are in common use on rooftops and decks all around the community where I live. In my condominium, fire safety inspections are routinely ignored, and fire safety inspectors have been verbally abused.
Street cleaning improved measurably after increased parking fines and towing were implemented. Fire safety inspectors need strong, straightforward methods for dealing with grill safety, and if, after one written warning, violations continue, confiscation of grills and heavy fines might be in order.