Happy 4th of July!
July 4th Safety Tips
Firework Safety – Enjoy fireworks at public events, but if you are planning on using legal fireworks at home:
- Follow instructions on the package and never give fireworks to children.
- Keep a water supply nearby as precaution.
- Make sure anyone light fireworks wears eye protection.
- Light only one firework at a time and don’t relight a “dud”.
- Don’t throw or point fireworks at people, animals, cars, homes or flammable material.
- The U.S. forest Service says fireworks are illegal on public land including national forests and camp sites.
Grilling Safety – Every year people are injured while using gas and charcoal grills. Here are ways to enjoy barbecues safely:
- Always supervise a grill when it’s lit
- Even when raining, never grill indoors or in a camper / tent
- keep the grill away from your home, deck, tree branches and other flammables
- Use long-handled tools
Lightening Safety – Many people will be headed to the mountains and camp grounds for their holiday. There are chances for storms on July 4th – Here are a few important lighting safety tips:
- Review weather forecast. Cancel or postpone if it looks really bad.
- Plan ahead, afternoon storms are common. Plan your activities earlier in the day.
- Knowing your surrounding, identify and locate the closest shelter.
- Monitor weather conditions – If you hear thunder seek shelter.
- If you are caught in a storm, avoid open areas, don’t stand near the tallest object and don’t seek shelter under tall or isolated trees.
- Here are other lightning safety tips from the National Weather Service
Have A Safe and Healthy Holiday!
Your Friends at EmergenSee Personal Safety