Firework Safety Precautions for the 4th of July

By Admin | Posted in Community on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at 4:12 pm
4th of July Fireworks Safety tips

4th of July Fireworks Safety tips

Most of us are gearing up for the 4th of July holiday that is coming up very soon. The 4th of July is a great opportunity to throw a party, cookout, light off some fireworks, and celebrate our freedom. However, this holiday can also be very dangerous if you are not careful lighting off your fireworks. There are certain firework safety precautions for the 4th of July that you should be following. Therefore, we will share some of these 4th of July fireworks safety tips with you in this blog post.

Only Adults Should be Allowed to Light Off Fireworks:

Children love fireworks, and they will likely ask to help you light them off. However, this should not be allowed. Only adults 18 and older should be permitted to light off fireworks. They are far too dangerous for children to light off. The only involvement that children should have is watching the show at a safe distance. Even things like sparklers that are designed for children should only be used with adult supervision.

Dispose of Fireworks Properly:

After you are finished lighting off the fireworks it is important to dispose of them properly. Be sure to keep a cold bucket of water on hand to dunk fireworks in before you throw them away. This will help to prevent the risk of fire after you throw the fireworks away.

Never Hold Fireworks While you Light Them:

Make sure that you never hold on to fireworks while you light them off. A lot of people are burned and injured every year by holding onto fireworks such as bottle rockets and roman candles. Always make sure to light off fireworks from the ground, on a flat surface, in a controlled environment.

Never Try to Re-Light Malfunctioning Fireworks:

Make sure that you never try to re-light fireworks that did not go off. These “dud” fireworks could still potentially go off unexpectedly and cause burns and injury.

Keep pets Indoors:

Animals do not understand the danger of fireworks, so it is important to keep all pets indoors until you are finished lighting off fireworks for the night.

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