Douglasville Insurance | Stay Safe this July 4th!

July 4th is coming up and while it can be a fun day with family and friends celebrating America’s birthday, it also comes with certain dangers. Here are some fireworks tips that we hope will help you have a great July 4th while staying safe.

Fireworks

Each year, thousands of people are treated for injuries due to fireworks surrounding July 4th. Some injuries are very severe, resulting in blindness, burns and even death. MSN has shared these firework tips:

  • Never allow children to touch fireworks of any kind, including sparklers even after they have “gone off”. It can be hot, or even explosive and debris from fireworks can be extremely dangerous.
  • Older teens should only be allowed to use fireworks under close adult supervision.
  • Fireworks must never be used while drinking alcohol or using other drugs.
  • Obey all local laws.
  • If allowed in your area and you choose to do so, buy fireworks only from reliable sellers.
  • Store fireworks in a dry, cool place.
  • Only use fireworks outdoors and always have a good amount of water close by (a garden hose and a bucket), in case of emergency.
  • Read and follow label directions.
  • Light only one firework at a time.
  • Never hold any part of your body directly over the firework while lighting it.
  • Be sure all other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.
  • Never throw or point fireworks at anyone.
  • Never light fireworks in a container, especially a metal or glass container.
  • Never light fireworks near a house or building, dry leaves or grass, or any other materials that can catch on fire.
  • Never re-light a “dud” firework. Instead, wait 15 to 20 minutes, then soak it in a bucket of water and throw it away.1

We hope these tips will be useful to you. If you would like more information about Sleek & Williamson Insurance, the types of insurance we offer or for a quote – give us a call at (770) 489-2403 or contact us online.

 

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Source:

http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/fourth-of-july-safety-tips

 

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