Fourth of July Safety
The Fourth of July, the celebration of America’s Independence is quickly approaching. With it comes the chance to cookout, have a hot dog, and most importantly celebrate our country with lots of spectacular flag waving and the exploding of fireworks. If you are going to be around fireworks this coming 4th, be sure to abide by the following safety rules set forth by the National Council on Firework Safety.
- A dependable adult should oversee all fireworks activities.
- By no means should you ever give fireworks to young children.
- Always buy fireworks from dependable sources.
- Follow label directions vigilantly.
- Never point or throw fireworks at anyone.
- Use fireworks outdoors in a clear vicinity away from buildings and vehicles.
- Under no circumstances should you carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them from metal or glass containers.
- Light them one individually then move back quickly.
- Never experiment with homemade fireworks.
- Observe local laws and use common sense.
- Sparklers, fountains and other items that many states allow for use by consumers are not appropriate when a crowd of people is present.
- If attending a public display, leave your own fireworks at home -- there will be plenty of entertainment provided by the display.