Firework Safety this Summer
With the beginning of the summer and Fourth of July not too far off, we are gonna start seeing a lot of something: fireworks. While the National Safety Council does encourage everyone to enjoy firework displays put on by professionals, it is advised that we leave it only to the professionals. You really should not attempt to light off fireworks on your own, even if they are legal in your area. Fireworks can cause serious burn and eyes injuries to children and even adults if they malfunction or are not handled properly. SERVPRO of Evanston knows the danger and devastation fireworks can cause if you end up accidentally starting a fire. To help keep you safe this summer, we have compiled a few tips on how to safely use or be around fireworks this summer if you choose to do so.
- Never allow children to handle fireworks.
- Do not use fireworks if impaired by drugs or alcohol.
- When using fireworks or standing nearby, protective eyewear should be used.
- Never light fireworks indoors and use them away from people, houses, and flammable materials.
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
- Have a bucket of water or hose nearby.
- Do not try to make your own fireworks.
- Never relight a dud.
- Soak all fireworks in a bucket of water before throwing them in the garbage.
- Do not use illegal fireworks.
- Do not shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
In the tragic event of a fire from any cause, SERVPRO of Evanston is always ready to help. With a quick response time and efficient work, we can make it “Like it never even happened,” in no time so you can get back to enjoying your summer.