A Safe July 4th for Families: 7 Fireworks Safety Tips for the DIY-ers on Independence Day by Donna John

6 months ago
A Safe July 4th for Families: 7 Fireworks Safety Tips for the DIY-ers on Independence Day

The countdown to July 4th is on, which means family fun – and fireworks. SafeKids.org recommends leaving fireworks to the pros and attending a public display, but if DIY fireworks are your thing here are seven safety tips for your family:

  1. Don’t wear loose clothing.
  2. Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass.
  3. Stand several feet away from lit fireworks.
  4. Point them away from homes.
  5. Be sure they are legal in your area.
  6. Always have a bucket of water and/or fire extinguisher nearby.
  7. If a child is injured by fireworks, immediately go to the hospital.

Have a fun, safe holiday! 

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Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Thanks for this, Donna John ! Fireworks have always made me nervous!
Kim Kusiciel
Fireworks safety is so important. Thank you for sharing. Here's your tip's pin: www.pinterest.com/pin/17831446...
Meredith Schneider
So important! Since we live in the county there are a lot of DIY fireworks displays. Pretty cool to see them right in your backyard though. We were playing on our trampoline last night watching them all and eating marshmallows LOL!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Great tips here! Stay safe, everyone. Happy 4th of July!

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