4th of July Safety Tips
Monday is the 4th of July, meaning fireworks, family gatherings, food, and more. However, with all that excitement going on, it is easy to forget safety along the way.
Use these safety tips to help keep your celebration safe and fun!
- Do not allow children to play with fireworks
- Make sure you only set off fireworks in a wide open area
- If a firework does not ignite properly, do not attempt to reignite it
- Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before you purchase or use any
- Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose nearby when using fireworks. If a fire or situation arises, you have water available
- Do not keep fireworks in your pocket
- When lit, sparklers are about 2000 degrees (that can melt some metals!) – make sure kids are supervised when using these
- Exercise your dog(s) earlier in the day before the parties begin
- Leave your dog home from fireworks – the loud firework displays can disturb him or her. Instead, leave your dog at home with a frozen toy and the blinds closed
- Be sure you wear sunscreen and reapply as needed
- Stay hydrated
All of these safety tips can help keep you and your family safe this Independence Day!