Summertime Celebration

Summer is full of fun activities. Here’s how to have fun and be safe.


  • Obey local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  • Read all labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  • A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children. Sparklers burn at around 2,000 degrees and are NOT A SAFE alternative for kids! Sparklers alone account for ¼ of all fireworks injuries.
  • Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area.
  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  • 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.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.

Approximately eight people die each year from fireworks incidents.
Over 120,000 people receive injuries annually, with 50% of the injuries to those less than 20 years of age.
Fireworks start an average of 18,000 fires each year.
For more information visit: National Safety Council


  • Store cold food at 40˚ or below.
  • Keep raw meat, poultry, and seafood securely wrapped.
  • Cook food thoroughly.


  • If it’s too hot, reschedule or reduce strenuous activities.
  • Wear lightweight and light-colored clothing, and don’t forget to wear a hat.
  • Don’t exceed your physical capabilities and give yourself time to acclimate to the activity and the high temperatures.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Keep a sharp lookout for coworkers, family, children, and the elderly. Don’t forget pets too.


  • Know your limits.
  • Stay hydrated; drink water in between cocktails.
  • Avoid swimming or boating when inebriated.
  • Call a taxi cab or use a designated driver if you have to travel after drinking.

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