The 4th of July has personally been one of my favorite holidays ever since I was little, but I never realized how important fire safety was until I got older. Of course, fireworks are all about the bright colors, loud noises, big bangs and heart dropping experiences, but did you ever think about what would happen if something went wrong? Lighting a firework is pretty easy, you set a flame to it and you watch it light up, but have you ever stopped to think about where you’re lighting it at, and what the firework is capable of?
Fireworks are known for starting fires anywhere and everywhere so that’s why we want you to be more cautious this time of year. First things first, you must always use fireworks that are only Fire State Marshall approved. Some fireworks are considered illegal and most states don’t allow you to light your own. When you do use them, always light them outdoors. They are extremely flammable and can catch almost anything on fire, so its best not to light them near or on dry grass or around other flammable materials. Always keep water and a hose handy just in case of emergencies and make sure you keep a safe distance between yourself and the fireworks. Always read the directions and never attempt to re-light or “fix” a firework. That can be very dangerous and cause serious injuries.
4th of July is an important holiday as we like to celebrate our independence, but its always good to celebrate the safe way. Take everything said above into consideration so you and your family and friends can all have a safe and fun time! Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July and remember to always be aware of your surroundings when lighting fireworks this year!