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Fourth Of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Posted on 07/01/2012

Fourth of July means fireworks season, and all of us here at The Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC would like everyone to stay safe over the holiday. Fireworks are always a big part of this holiday’s celebration. We have provided you with some firework safety tips from the US Product Safety Commission to keep you and your family safe:

1.) Never under any circumstance let children play with fireworks or ignite them.

2.) Avoid buying fireworks that are packages in brown paper because often this is a sign that fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.

3.) Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don’t realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees-hot enough to melt some metals.

4.) Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.

6.) Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.

7.) Never point or throw fireworks at another person.

8.) Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishaps.

9.) Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.

10.) Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.

11.) After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.

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