Safety Tips for the 4th of July
Fireworks are supposed to be a source of fun but used improperly can cause severe injury or death, and damage homes and property. We've compiled tips from several sources to help you and your family safe this 4th of July weekend.
The National Safety Council recommends leaving fireworks shows to experts. If you choose to purchase your own fireworks here are a few tips:
- Check local laws to make sure fireworks are legal and purchase
- Never allow young children to handle fireworks
- Older children should only use them under close adult supervision
- Only use fireworks away from people, houses, and flammable materials
Find more fireworks safety tips from the National Safety Council here.
Check out safety tips from the National Council on Fireworks here.
Don't Forget Pets
The Humane Society reminds us that fireworks are a source of anxiety for many pets. Hot weather can also cause heat stroke so it's recommended to leave pets indoors during 4th of July festivities. It is never recommended to leave pets in cars. Find more pet safety tips here.