Hot dogs and fireworks - the quintessential celebration on 4th of July. As fun as fireworks can be, a joyful night can turn into a disaster quickly if fireworks are not handled safely. The video below has some helpful tips on using fireworks.
Don't let misuse of fireworks ruin your night! Follow these guidelines for a safe and fun-filled night:
Only use fireworks if they are legal where you live.
Make sure there are no flammable materials where you set off your fireworks, including dry vegetation.
Familiarize yourself with your fireworks. Read and follow the instructions for using the fireworks.
Fireworks should be handled by adults only. Aim fireworks away from people, cars, and buildings.
Quickly step away from fireworks after lighting them.
Have water in a bucket, charged water hose, or fire extinguisher accessible.
Dispose of spent fireworks by soaking them with water and then place them inside a metal trash can.
Do not make your own fireworks.
COVID-19 does not take holidays; make sure you continue to take precautions to prevent disease spread! Celebrate with the people in your household, maintain physical distance from others, wear a mask when you're outside, and keep your hands clean!