As we begin our festivities today to celebrate our Nation’s Independence, let’s make our gatherings special memories filled with excitement, joy and friendship. What a blessing it is for us to call the United States of America home and have the opportunity to celebrate. Its not just holidays that we want to thank our troops but we continue to pray for the them here and abroad who guard and protect what the stars and stripes represent. Make this 4th a safe one and remember these safety tips.
Keeping Safe for the 4th of July
Here are some important safety tips to help ensure your personal and resident’s safety:
- Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
- Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.
- Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities–especially in apartment communities. Parents don’t realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals.
- Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
- Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
- Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
- Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
- Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
- After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.
- Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
Let the worst thing you see this 4th weekend is the US Government’s video on firework safety. If you dare, here is the link https://youtu.be/hZ_G2xvt6qk
Happy 4th Everyone!