With the 4th of July right around the corner, people are stocking up on food, beverages, and party supplies. Fireworks has been an important part of this holiday celebration since our Nation was born. Take extra precautions to ensure that your holiday fun doesn't get ruined by accidents surrounding fireworks.
Here are a few tips:
Leave the fireworks to the professionals. There are many locations throughout the U.S. that have planned fireworks displays. Take advantage of going to one of these events and let the professionals handle the fireworks.
Do some yard maintenance to clear any dead or dry vegetation. All you need is one person to toss a firecracker onto the ground where there is dry vegetation. The result could be devastating. You don't want to be battling a fire because of someone's careless actions.
Be careful with all fireworks that are available for purchase. Sparklers can be as dangerous as M-80's. A person can get severely burnt and end up spending their holiday in the Emergency Room.
Take precautions with your pets. All animals, large or small, can be spooked by the lights in the sky, the sounds of fireworks exploding, or by the smell that lingers afterwards. Keep you pets safe and confined. All animals have the instinct to run away from something that frightens them. Don't let your pets get lost or hurt. Take precautions to keep them safe.
The Prevent Blindness America attachment has more information on fireworks safety. Take the time to read and share all of this information with friends and loved ones. Make this holiday a lasting memory, not a nightmare.
Happy Independence Day America.