Fire is the most destructive force in the universe .Every year grills and smokers cause thousands of fires, hundreds of injuries, dozens of deaths and millions of dollars in damage. Having a fire marshal would be a great idea. Smoke gets into everything from your hair to lungs and contains carbon dioxide and many poisonous gases. To reduce the chances of fire breakout ensure free passage of fuel in your grill and keep your smoker grease free. Every year hundreds of people cause fires to their houses, garages, and patios because they didn't put their grill or smoker in the correct location. Install fire alarm monitoring systems at right place . A slight negligence on our part can be devastating. Thus always have a fire extinguisher. I have heard that charcoal and wood burners need to be well built in order to mange the temp and if it is charcoal or wood that you are using as fuel, use heavy gauge steel or one that is insulated. Get your children and family members well prepared to face any event of fire (check for this blog : http://www.fire-monitoring.com/preparing-family-event-house-fire/) . It is always advisable to have high-quality thermometer though they are unreliable at times. Child and pet safety is of paramount importance.