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Using Fireworks Safely for Independence Day

Posted by United Country on July 2, 2018
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The 4th of July is right around the corner which means more and more Americans are loading up with fireworks for the holiday celebration. For those who own land or live out in the country and have the available space, they can expand their celebrations with larger and more abundant fireworks. While fireworks are fun and entertaining, they can also be dangerous. Here are some tips to keep you, your family and your property safe.

Obey the Laws. You should be aware of any local, city, county and state laws when it comes to the use of fireworks. When in doubt, research and/or call your local authorities and ask questions.

No children allowed. Don’t allow any children to light a firework alone. Children should ALWAYS be supervised and never allowed to pick up pieces of a firework. Some of them may still be hot and can explode. For example, sparklers can reach 1800 degrees.

Knowledge is power. There are a wide range of fireworks. Make sure you’re purchasing legal fireworks (those like M-80, M100, or quarter pounders are not legal). Look at the labels of your fireworks for proper lighting instructions and performance descriptions so you know what to expect.

Safety first. Stay outside, wear protection over your eyes, have a bucket of water nearby just in case, and save any alcohol consumption for after the show. Extra tip: point fireworks away from homes and other structures, especially anything flammable.

Don’t forget your pets.  Animals are sensitive to extra loud noises. It can cause them stress and anxiety and even confusion. Keep them indoors to keep them from getting injured or running away.

One last thing, don’t try to make your own fireworks. That’s a definite way to guarantee an injury. If you are injured shooting off fireworks, call your doctor immediately.

If you’d like more land to participate in your recreational activities on, we have listings for vacant land, hunting property, timber land property and more. Visit our website www.UnitedCountrySPG.com/recreational-properties to find property near you.

 

Sources:

http://www.fireworkssafety.org/safety-tips/

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/fireworks.html

 

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