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4th of July Fireworks Safety

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4th of July Fireworks Safety

It’s that time of year again, a time to celebrate our nation’s freedom by blowing pieces of it! Yes, firework stands are going up in parking lots and along roadways all over the country in preparation for the 4th of July holiday. Here are a few tips we shared from the Prevention Magazine article, we highly recommend reading the full article for more tips on being safe with fireworks!
– Know Local Laws. The area I live in has changed the ordinance regarding when fireworks may be lit. The day before, the day of, and the day after designated major holidays and no fireworks after 12:00am. The ordinance also outlaws Japanese lanterns (the paper lanterns that float in the air).

– Watch Firework Packaging. Make sure you are purchasing “consumer grade” fireworks that are properly labeled. Brown paper or nondescript packaging is indicative of ordinance that should be handled by professionals.

– Keep Pets Inside. Most animals become extremely frightened by the loud noises and burning smell emitted from fireworks. They may run away, so it is best to keep them safe inside.

– Don’t Light Fireworks in Your Hand. Place the fireworks on a stable non-flammable surface and follow all instructions included with the firework.

– Don’t Drink & Light Fireworks. You need to be clear-headed and focused when lighting fireworks. Just as you shouldn’t drink & drive, don’t drink & light fireworks.
Be sure to check out the full article from Prevention Magazine for more tips on being safe this 4th of July holiday!

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