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.