The Fourth of July is just around the corner. And with that, comes fireworks. Which, are so much fun to add to the festivities. But can also be very dangerous. So, to make sure you and your family have a fun and safe time celebrating the Fourth of July, here are the best firework safety tips you should follow.
The Best Firework Safety Tips
1) Keep it legal
If you plan to use fireworks in your area this year, make sure they are legal/allowed.
2) Sparklers can be dangerous
Sparklers are so fun to use. But, they can also be very dangerous if kids don’t use them properly. Little arms can easily get burned by the 1,200 degree handheld fireworks. So if you kids are really young, maybe opt to let them hold some fun glow sticks or light up sticks instead.
3) Be watchful
If kids are outside while you’re doing fireworks, be extra watchful of where they are and what they are doing. It only takes you turning your back just one time to have a sad and sometimes tragic firework related accident happen.
4) Take extra precautions
You always want to be extra careful when you’re around fireworks. So to stay safe, make sure you do the following…
- Avoid wearing loose clothing.
- Never light fireworks indoors or on dry grass.
- Point fireworks away from homes.
- Keep fireworks away from brush and anything flammable.
- Stand several feet away from lit fireworks.
- Don’t stand over a firework that fails to go off. Instead, soak it with water and properly dispose of it.
5) Be prepared
Even when we follow all safety precautions, accidents can happen. So it’s always best to plan ahead just in case by doing the following things…
- Always have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher close by, and make sure you know how to properly use your fire extinguisher beforehand.
- If a child gets injured by a firework, head to the hospital or doctor immediately.
- If an eye injury should happen to your child, don’t let them touch or rub it as it could cause more damage.
- Make sure you have all the first aid supplies you would need to treat a burn, and make sure you know how to treat each type of burn.
- If someone receives a second or third degree burn, take them to the hospital immediately.
Hope you all have a fun and safe Fourth of July!