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4th of July Weekend Safety Tips

The 4th of July is almost here and people across the country are planning fun ways to celebrate this treasured holiday. Whether you throw a barbeque, a pool party, or plan on watching fireworks light up the night sky, you need to remember to observe certain safety precautions to ensure you do not injure yourself or others. We all want to have fun this 4th of July, so continue reading to learn more about what you can do to keep this joyous occasion is also free of tragedy.

Many of these safety tips will continue to be relevant throughout the summer season, so consider printing this out and keeping it on your refrigerator for your family to view.

Firework Safety Tips

Fireworks are practically an essential element of any 4th of July gathering, but the improper use of these sparkly beauties can cause fires and lead to severe injuries.

Here are some firework safety tips:

  • Do not attempt to make your own fireworks
  • Never point a sparkler or firework at others or yourself, particularly if you are in the process of lighting it
  • When lighting fireworks, only do so on the ground and in areas that are fire resistant or dry
  • Do not light more than one firework at a time
  • Children should never be allowed to handle fireworks or sparklers
  • Keep a portable fire extinguisher nearby

Grilling Safety Tips

A barbeque is probably in your future this summer, so make sure you practice safe grilling and handle all food appropriately.

Here are some safety tips for grilling this 4th of July:

  • If you are using a gas grill, first check the hose for leaks, holes, or cracks
  • Do not allow children near the grill
  • Never attempt to grill in an enclosed area where surfaces can potentially catch fire
  • Keep your grill a minimum of two feet away from decks, branches, or anything that might catch fire

Water Safety Tips

If you go on a boat, visit the beach, or host a get-together by a pool, there are a lot of things that can go wrong if you are not cautious.

Here are some water safety tips:

  • If you are operating a boat, never drink alcohol
  • Before getting started on your boating journey, make sure there are life preservers onboard for every passenger
  • If you are taking your family to the pool, make sure everyone applies plenty of sunscreen first and take a bottle with you to reapply later in the day
  • Review safety rules for the pool with your children
  • Make sure a responsible adult is always watching children who are in the pool
  • If you are keeping watch over children who are in the pool, do not engage in any activities that might distract you and do not drink

Additionally, since these are the hottest months of the year, make sure you stay hydrated and always keep a bottle of water on hand.

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