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    Firework safety tips

    Firework safety tips

    Now that summer has finally kicked into full gear, it’s time for some 4th of July Safety Tips. We hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!

     

    HIGHWAY SAFETY

    Millions of people will be on the highways over the Fourth of July weekend. The Red Cross offers these five things everyone should do to stay safe while traveling:

    • Buckle seat belts and observe speed limits.

    • Do not drink and drive.

    • Pay full attention to the road – don’t use a cell phone to text while behind the wheel.

    • Use caution in work zones.

    • Clean the vehicle’s lights and windows to help the driver see, especially at night. Turn the headlights on as dusk approaches, or during inclement weather.

     

    FIREWORKS SAFETY

    The best way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals. Here are five safety steps for

    people setting fireworks off at home:

    • Never give fireworks to small children, and always follow the instructions on the packaging.

    • Keep a supply of water close by as a precaution.

    • Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.

    • Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight “a dud.”

    • Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.

     

    GRILLING SAFETY

    Every year people are injured while using charcoal or gas grills. Here are several steps to safely cook up treats for the

    backyard barbecue:

    • Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use.

    • Never grill indoors – not in the house, camper, tent, or any enclosed area.

    • Make sure everyone, including the pets, stays away from the grill.

    • Keep the grill out in the open, away from the house, the deck, tree branches, or anything that could catch fire.

    • Use the long-handled tools especially made for cooking on the grill to keep the chef safe.

     

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