Independence day is next week, and if you’re a planning to throw or attend a 4th of July party, you’re probably thinking about the delicious food that will be served and the activities that will take place. Whether you plan to make BBQ or grill hamburgers and hot-dogs, one thing is for sure; setting off fireworks to end the night. Fireworks are fun for the whole family, but there are some safety tips that you should follow to enjoy them safely.
- Leave larger fireworks to the professionals, and attend a fireworks display in your town if you would like to see large fireworks.
- Closely supervise children at all times when they are using sparklers. Kids should be taught how to properly play with sparklers and know how to react in the case of an accident.
- Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass. Also, make sure that children know not to hold their sparklers too close to bushes, leaves, your home, etc.
- If you are going to light fireworks at your home or in your neighborhood, take extra safety precautions. Always have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher ready, in case of emergency. Only adults should be lighting larger fireworks.
- Once a firework is lit, stay several feet away from it. If the device does not go off properly, do not stand directly over it to investigate the problem.
Follow these simple tips to have a fun and safe 4th of July celebration!