Independence Day (The 4th of July) has been a federal holiday since 1941. As you all know by now, the 4th of July is normally celebrated with parades, picnics, barbecues, and of course FIREWORKS.
As per tradition, we set off rockets, roman candles, smoke bombs, spinners, sparklers, snaps, snakes, and sometimes anything that has a fuse attached to it…
BUT, we need to remember that these colorful, loud, and smoky objects can also be quite destructive. Fireworks can cause serious injuries, if used improperly.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers these helpful fireworks safety tips:
1) Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks
2) They should always be supervised by responsible adults
3) Avoid placing your body directly over any firecracker while lighting the fuse
4) Never re-light or pick up firecrackers that didn’t fully ignite the first time
5) Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose close by, in case of fire
6) Never point or throw fireworks at another person
7) Don’t shoot fireworks from metal or glass containers
Please be safe this Independence Day. By following these few precautions you can ensure that you and your family will make it to July 5th unharmed.