As the weekend preparation for the 4th of July begins, with it come many concerns over firework safety and handling, especially due to the fact that this holiday lands in the middle of a hot and dry Summer.
The National Safety Council set out a few reminders and we would like to share those with you;
- First and foremost, never light fireworks in an area where they are not permitted, boundaries are implemented because of high fire risk
- Do not allow children to handle, light or hold fireworks, even sparklers, as the majority of burn victims that are admitted into a hospital this day are small children
- Older kids and even adults should acquire a partner for supervision when lighting fireworks to prevent any unforeseen accidents
- Never handle fire or fireworks while impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Always keep water buckets and your water hose nearby
- Do not try to relight a malfunctioned firework, pour water over it to safely extinguish
- Remember with fireworks that what goes up must come down, and those embers can stay lit and land on your roof
We hope you practice these safety measures and have a happy 4th of July!