Independence Day is this upcoming weekend. On July 4th, Independence Day, we remember those who make our freedom possible and celebrate living in this great country, the United States of America.
The 4th of July is a significant holiday that really doesn't require an introduction. While it can bring a lot of fun, it can also offer many risks to your own and to your family's safety.
One of the biggest risks when celebrating the 4th of July is fireworks. While the holiday wouldn't be the same without them and they are fun, safety when using should always remain a top priority.
Here are 6 fireworks safety tips to keep you and your family safe this Independence Day:
- Never let children light or play with fireworks.· Parents should always supervise any fireworks activities, including sparklers. Burns from sparklers are a common injury among children.
- Keep a bucket of water and sand nearby in the case of a fire.
- Never attempt to re-light fireworks that have failed to ignite completely.
- Do not throw or point fireworks at other people.
- Douse spent fireworks in a bucket of water and dispose of them properly.
- Keep dogs and cats inside, fireworks often scare them.
(For more information about firework safety, visit www.fireworksafety.com.)
Use the tips above to stay safe this Independence Day. We hope you and your family have a happy, safe 4th of July!