The Morning Breeze w/ Carolyn McArdle & Cort Johnson

The Morning Breeze w/ Carolyn McArdle & Cort Johnson

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Stay Safe with These 4th of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Boy and girl playing with fireworks

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Fourth of July is expected to feature food, fun, and of course fireworks!

Before we look up to the sky on Fourth of July, check out these safety tips to keep yourself and others safe this summer.

Here are some tips from Fire Marshall:

  • Follow the manufacturer’s directions.
  • Understand that sparklers burn at 1,200 to 1,800 degrees. To put that into perspective, cakes bake at 350 degrees and glass melts at 900 degrees.
  • Have an adult supervise fireworks activities, including teen activities and sparklers.
  • Designate a safe perimeter away from people, houses, dry areas, and flammable materials at least 25 feet away.
  • Ensure people and pets are out of range before lighting fireworks.
  • Light fireworks outdoors on a driveway or other paved surface at least 25 feet away from houses and flammable materials such as dry grass or mulch.
  • Light fireworks one at a time, and then immediately back away to a safe distance.
  • Have a metal shovel handy to pick up used fireworks to dispose in water or metal bucket.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishaps.
  • Put all used fireworks in a bucket of water before discarding them in a trash can to reduce your chance of starting a fire.

Of course... if fireworks are banned in your area... don't use them!

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