01 July 2014

Holiday: Fourth of July Safety


This time of year is full of amazing adventures, though something that is overlooked is safety. The Fourth of July is one of the most dangerous times of year. Here are some tips to keep this holiday week safe.
  1. Swimming alone is never fun, or safe. Make sure to have a buddy in the water.
  2. Remember to always be responsible when mixing alcohol in your fun times. Never drink and operate a vehicle or boat.
  3. Cover your drinks and pack up food when you are done with it. This will keep the bugs away. If you are allergic to bites or stings pack the things you need incase it happens.
  4. Stay hydrated and wear sunscreen.
  5. Follow these safety tips when using fireworks (check out the full list at http://www.cpsc.gov/fireworks): 
  • Keep kids away from fireworks. 
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully. 
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  • 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.
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them. 

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