Independence Day is fast approaching, and with it come barbecues, parties, and of course fireworks (all socially distanced, of course). At the conclusion of 2017, eight people were recorded dead from firework malfunctions, and over there were over 12,000 injuries requiring medical attention. Check out these safety tipes to keep your Fourth of July safe and enjoyable!
Fireworks Safety Tips
If you choose to use fireworks, make sure they are legal! Never use fireworks under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Never leave young children unattended where fireworks are present
Any person near the fireworks launching area should be wearing protective eyewear
Never light fireworks indoors or near flammable objects
Always light fireworks one device at a time
Never attempt to relight or handle manfunctioning fireworks as they could still explode
Use a pair of safety gloves when handling and lighting fireworks
In case of a fire or emergency, keep a bucket of water handy at the fireworks site. When discarding fireworks, soak them in water for a few hours beforehand.
For a guaranteed safe Fourth of July experience, let the experts handle the fireworks show while you kick back and enjoy!