Posted in Electrical safety, Safety, Summer   July 3, 2019

Safety Tips For Your 4th of July Celebration

Don't forget to be cautious of safety this holiday when celebrating with your friends and family.
Even the simplest of fireworks, like sparklers which burn starting at 1,200-2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, can cause serious injuries if not handled in a safe manner. Sparklers alone account for more than ¼ of emergency room firework injuries (National Fire Protection Association). The NFPA along with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission offer the following tips for firework safety this holiday:
  • Be safe. Be smart. If you want to see fireworks show, go to a public  display put on by experts
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them and be cautious of the types you are buying
  • Have a sources of water close by like buckets and a garden hose and never light fireworks near dry grass
  • Be aware of windy weather conditions
  • Be careful of loose/baggy clothing around fireworks
  • Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully
  • After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water before discarding it to prevent a trash fire or re-igniting
  • Keep a close eye on children and animals at events where fireworks are used and never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks
Also don't forget to stay away from electrial equippment at all times. Be cautious and aware of equippment if you choose to use your own fireworks, and stay far away in a wide open area.

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