TAKE SAFETY HOME: Fireworks Safety 2021

Celebrate With Safety in Mind

The Fourth of July and fireworks go hand in hand. But before your family celebrates, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety. There are different laws for using fireworks in different areas, so check with your local police/fire department before lighting them up.  The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted in your area, by a trained professional.

Specific Hazards & Safety Measures

Did you know that even sparklers can leave a third degree burn?

ALWAYS use sparklers outside. Never go near any leftover fireworks; there is a chance that they may still be active and hot. If injured by fireworks, immediately go to the hospital. If an eye injury occurs, touching the eye or rubbing it may cause more damage. Don’t flush the eye out with water or attempt to put any ointment on it. Instead, cut out the bottom of a paper cup, place it around the eye, and immediately seek medical attention — your eyesight may depend on it. If it’s a burn, remove clothing from the burned area and run cool, not cold, water over the burn (do not use ice). Call your doctor immediately.

Don’t Forget About Our Furry Friends

Lastly, don’t forget that animals become frightened and scared by the lights and noise from the fireworks. It is best to keep your pets indoors, away from all the noise and activities. There are also many products available which may be helpful in keeping your pet calm.

Let’s enjoy this holiday and keep our families and animals safe!

This information is provided as a service to you by Compliance Consultants, Inc.