Enjoy your 4th everyone...try not to catch roofs or anything on fire, so you need to call us -- but we're on duty! Fireworks can be fun, fabulous or dangerous, so watch your little fingers and little humans as you have fun in the sun this weekend! Some safety tips below, as always, including not grilling near your roofline or on covered porches...like one of our friends..."the flames will come!"
From the National Council on Fireworks Safety:
Recommended Safety Tips
- Obey all local laws regarding the purchase and use of fireworks.
- Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting them.
- A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.
- Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.
- Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
- Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
- Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
- Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
- Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.
- Never carry fireworks in your POCKET or shoot them into METAL or GLASS containers.
- Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
- Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and placing them in a metal trash can, away from any building or combustible materials, until the next day.
- FAA regulations PROHIBIT the possession and transportation of fireworks in your checked baggage or carry-on luggage.
- Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to your local fire or police department.