Stay Safe This Fourth of July
Summer is traditionally known for fireworks, barbeques, and picnics with loved ones.
While putting on a firework show at your own home may seem fun, there are many risks. If lighting fireworks are not legal in your residential area there could be a large fine. As well as a fine, keep in mind the potential dangers that could occur. Fireworks can result in severe burns, blindness, and scars. Kids should not be near or handling the firecrackers or rockets. Supervise children around fireworks at all times. To avoid the dangers of fireworks, enjoy a public firework display put on by professionals.
If you choose to give your children sparklers never leave children unattended with sparklers. It is possible to get burned by the tip of the sparkler. Make sure your children do not point the sparklers towards themselves or others. Keep a bucket of water near for when your child is finished with the sparkler to ensure that the sparkler is no longer lit.
Not only should you be cautious of your children with fireworks and sparklers but your pets too! Leave your pets inside your home so there are no risks. Loud fireworks and unfamiliar places can be scary to your pet which can lead to your pet running away.
Remember these tips while grilling:
- Do not wear loose clothing while cooking at a barbeque.
- Never grill in an enclosed area, as carbon monoxide could be produced.
- Use caution when using lighter fluid on a barbeque. Do not add fluid to an already lit fire, as the flame can flashback into the container and explode.
- Make sure children are away from the grill.
Have fun this summer and stay safe!