Safety Before Fireworks!
As we gear up for the 4th of July Holiday weekend with family and friends – Food and Fireworks lets also remember safety! Firework start an average of 19,500 fires each year and that includes house fires and forestry fires. The lack of rain we have experienced in our area over the past several weeks will put a higher risk of a fire if you’re not careful.
- Never set off fireworks inside or near your home – Use in an open area and point them away from your home, people, and pets. Better yet put your pets inside
- Have a water hose or a bucket of water near by
- Don’t light it Twice – Never attempt to re-shoot a firework that does not immediately fire – just toss the dud
- Never allow children to hold or play with fireworks
If you don’t feel comfortable handling fireworks, then don’t! Leave it to the professionals and find a safe enjoyable place in your local area for the event. Cheaper on the wallet too! Have a safe and Happy 4th of July Holiday.