Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

July 4th Safety Tips - EmergenSee

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