As July 4th approaches, I want to wish all a HAPPY and SAFE Independence Day. As you celebrate here are some tips to stay safe.
Buy fireworks only from licensed outlets. Store fireworks in a dry, cool place.
Never allow young children to play with fireworks, not even sparklers. Supervise older children closely.
Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from flammable materials. Keep water nearby. Be sure people are out of range before lighting fireworks.
Light one at a time, then move back quickly. Never stand over fireworks when lighting. Don’t try to relight or handle dud fireworks. Soak them with water and throw them away.
Never ignite fireworks in any kind of container.
Never experiment with homemade or altered fireworks.
Never point or throw fireworks at people or animals.
Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water first.