Stay Safe on the Fourth of July
It’s hard to believe, but it’s the Fourth of July! This holiday is the perfect time for friends and family to get together for pool parties, backyard bbq’s, and of course fireworks. Fireworks can be lots of fun and are very pretty to look at, but they can also be dangerous if not handled properly. Here are some tips to help keep everyone safe:
- Never allow young children to handle fireworks.
- Older children should handle fireworks while under adult supervision
- Anyone using fireworks should wear protective eyewear
- Never light fireworks indoors
- When lighting fireworks keep them away from other people, homes, buildings, and any flammable materials
- Never point or throw fireworks at other people
- Only light 1 firework at a time. Once you light the firework move away quickly to maintain your safety.
- Never carry fireworks in your pocket, or shoot them off from glass or metal containers
- Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that didn’t ignite
- Keep a bucket of water or garden hose handy in case of a fire. Once the fireworks have completed burning, soak them in water before throwing them in the trash to help prevent a fire.
- Never use illegal fireworks
Whether you are hosting Fourth of July Festivities, or sitting back and letting the professionals do the work, SERVPRO of Campbell County wishes you and your family a happy and safe Independence Day.