Tips For Staying Safe For the 4th of July

These safety tips can help keep you and your family safe this 4th of July! Safety Tips for The 4th Of JulyDid you know that the 4th of July is one of the most dangerous weekends of the entire years, says experts. They can see over 11,000 fireworks accidents in this weekend and more. Making sure you stay safe, is important. Follow these tips for staying safe for the 4th of July, to protect you and your family! Sparklers are the cause of 10% of firework related injuries, they burn more than 1000 degrees Fahrenheit.

It always seems so magical watching fireworks let off gorgeous designs of color and shapes, but we have to remember they are made of fire and are extremely hot! So follow these safety tips, and make sure to be aware of your surroundings, if you have other people shooting off fireworks around you as well! Tips for Staying Safe on The 4th of July

Safety Tips for The 4th of July 

Keep Pets Indoors 

Pet accidents on the 4th of July happen pretty often. Make sure your pets are inside and safe, during this weekend of fireworks. If your neighbor shoots off a rocket, it could land in your yard, and if your dog is in the backyard, it could hit them. So try and keep pets inside if possible.

Keep Out of Reach Of Children

Lighters, punks and fireworks all need to be out of reach of children. They can get a hold of them and get really hurt. So keep out of reach, and be aware of where your children are, when the fireworks are going off.

Lighting Fireworks

Make sure that adults are the ones lighting the fireworks. Make sure you keep the firework on the ground when you go to light it, never hold it. Also have the firework on a nice level ground.

Safe Distance

 When you go to shoot off fireworks, make sure everyone is a safe distance away. If the firework shoots up in the sky, or floats in the air as it goes off like the butterfly fireworks, you never know exactly where they will land.

Soak Used Fireworks

After your fireworks have cooled off, and it is time to clean up. Put in a plastic bucket away from the house and soak in water. Did you know that people’s homes have burned down because used fireworks catch on fire in the middle of the night.

Fire Extinguisher and Water

Make sure to always have a big bucket of water and a fire extinguisher handy, you never know if something might catch on fire. This goes for neighbors shooting off fireworks around you, as well as you shooting your own off.

Use as Directed 

Make sure you follow the instructions when you shoot off fireworks. Don’t alter how to shoot them off, and follow your state’s law! If it is illegal to shoot of a certain firework, than don’t do it! Use common sense and stay safe.

If a Dry Season

If you have not got much rain, consider not shooting fireworks off at all, or be extra cautious. Most towns will cancel fireworks if it is to dry. If they haven’t called it off, maybe water your lawn pretty well, so it can help prevent a fire on your lawn. Also be aware of piles of dried up leaves and grass, as they are very easy to catch on fire. Follow the rules of what your town enforces.

Fireworks are meant to be fun, and watching shows of fireworks can be stunning! Just make sure you are aware and stay safe if you shoot them off yourself. Fireworks are unpredictable at times, and you need to be safe. If someone gets hurt, go to the hospital immediately, and seek medical attention.

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