The 4th of July wouldn’t be the same without fireworks. While painting the night sky with explosions is always fun, safety should be of the upmost importance. Nothing ruins a fourth of July like a trip to the hospital.
Use these fireworks safety tips to keep you and your family safe this Independence Day:
- Never let children light or play with fireworks.
- Parents should always supervise any fireworks activities, including sparklers. Burns from sparklers are a common injury among children. A sparkler burns at around 2,000 degrees.
- Keep a bucket of water and sand nearby in the case of a fire.
- Never attempt to re-light fireworks that have failed to ignite completely.
- Do not throw or point fireworks at other people or homes, keep away from brush, leaves and flammable substances.
- Keep dogs and cats inside, fireworks often scare them.
- Don’t wear loose fitting clothing while using fireworks.
- Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass
We hope you have a happy
and safe Independence Day!