Fourth of July Safety Tips

Fourth of July Safety Tips

June 24, 2021

From firework displays to backyard barbecues, your Fourth of July weekend is jam-packed. However, understanding important safety tips ahead of the time can help you and your family enjoy the holiday.


  • Never allow small children to handle fireworks.
  • Always follow the instructions on the packaging.
  • Keep a supply of water nearby as precaution.
  • Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, or flammable materials.
  • Ensure that spectators remain a safe distance from the fireworks being lit.
  • Dispose of all firework materials by soaking them in water before putting them in the trash.


  • Never leave a grill that is in use unattended.
  • Make sure everyone, including pets, stays clear of the grill.
  • Keep the grill out in the open and away from structures and trees.
  • Use proper grilling tools that are made specifically for cooking on the grill.
  • Always follow the grill’s instructions.
  • If coals have already been ignited, never add charcoal starter fluid.


  • Check the local weather conditions before you leave for the beach.
  • Pack enough water to hydrate you throughout the day.
  • Limit exposure to direct sunlight, and apply proper sunscreen.
  • Make sure that young children have properly fitting life jackets.
  • Keep a close eye on young children.
  • Do not dive headfirst into water.
  • Always swim with a buddy.
  • Do not go in the water after consuming alcohol.

*Be sure to check your city and state firework laws beforehand.

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