Did you know?
Did you know this July 4th is the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence? How cool is that! It is one of the most celebrated holidays in the nation and many people are lucky enough to get the day off. If you are one of those lucky individuals, what will you choose to do to rejoice in this holiday?Some people will visit a park or historical site, according to USA.gov. You can find a list of parks near you here: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-search.htm. Others will proudly display the American flag in front of their homes and offices. And last, many will participate in local festivities where a huge fireworks display occurs once it gets dark.
It is highly recommended that you attend a festival where you can see professionals put on amazing fireworks displays! But if you want to put on a small fireworks display of your own, please keep the following tips in mind:
o Make sure where ever you plan on using fireworks that it is legal to use.
o NEVER let small children play with or set off fireworks. Fireworks are very dangerous and could hurt a child very easily.
o When setting off fireworks, always make sure you have a safe distance between you and the fireworks when lighting the fuse.
o Always keep a bucket of water nearby. You never know when you might need to put out a firework that gets out of hand. Plus with as hot as it is in a lot of areas, you want to make sure you are prepared for anything and putting safety first.
o Do not pick up fireworks that have recently been used. They are most likely still extremely HOT and could burn you.
o Once a firework has completely burned off, you can then put the fireworks in the bucket of water to soak and cool off.
Want to know more on how to safely dispose of fireworks? Visit this link here: https://www.cpsc.gov/safety-education/safety-education-centers/fireworks.Celebrating the 4th of July can be a lot of fun and a great day to spend time with family and friends. Make sure to keep your holiday safe, and if you find yourself in an emergency, do not hesitate to contact 9-1-1 for help!