4th of July Firework Safety
Everyone loves the 4th of July, and there are so reasons to love this holiday: the fireworks, the food, and drinks, the friends, and the fun! At SERVPRO of Flagler County, we want to make sure that you enjoy your Independence Day festivities to the fullest, so we wanted to take this opportunity to share some safety tips with you to help ensure you and your loved ones are safe during all the fun.
Here are some best practices for your fireworks safety:
- Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
- Read the cautionary labels on all your fireworks, and ensure you understand the performance descriptions before igniting.
- A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities
- Do not consume alcohol and handle fireworks
- Wear safety glasses when shooting off your fireworks.
- Light only one firework at a time and then quickly move away from them.
- Use fireworks outside in a clear area and far away from buildings and vehicles.
- Always have a bucket of water or a properly functioning water hose nearby
- Never relight a firework that didn’t fire properly, and wait for about 20 minutes for it to cool off, then soak it in a bucket of water.
- Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them into any containers made of metal or glass; they could explode and send dangerous shards into your audience.
- Never experiment with homemade fireworks.
- Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and placing them in metal trash cans away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
- Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.
It’s important that you and all your loved ones are safe while you are having fun. We know that even with following all safety guidelines, accidents still happen, so f you do experience a fire, you can count on SERVPRO of Flagler County for help with any damage that may occur!