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Fourth of July Simon Safety Tips

Lots of people travel for the celebration of our country’s independence and even if you don’t, you probably spend the evening outside enjoying the burst of fireworks and grilled foods. Either way, it’s a fun holiday but it can also be dangerous, for your family and your pets! Today Simon is sharing a few Fourth of July Safety Tips so you’ll have an enjoyable holiday or vacation next week.

 

Your neighbor might think they’re a pro when it comes to fireworks, but there’s always one firework that’s a little too close or goes off too quickly, right?

The safest way for you and your family to enjoy the annual fireworks is by attending a professional fireworks show.

They only set off legal fireworks, they know how to properly set off the fireworks, and they know to keep the crowd at least 500 feet away.

If you are setting off fireworks in your neighborhood cul de sac or somewhere else around your house, you should keep these tips in mind:

  1. Don’t give your small children, or even teenagers, fireworks.
  2. Have a large supply of water nearby.
  3. Wear eye protection when you’re setting off the fireworks.
  4. Follow the directions on the fireworks precisely.
  5. Never throw or point any fireworks.

If you have pets at home, make sure they are inside and in a safe place.

Many dogs and cats are frightened by the fireworks and Fourth of July has become synonymous with runaway dogs. Over the years, dogs have broken chains, broken through screen doors, and jumped fences to escape the sound and overwhelming lights. Protect your pets with these safety tips this Fourth of July:

  1. Do NOT take your animals to a fireworks show. It may be fun for you, but it’s terrifying for them.
  2. Ensure your pets are wearing collars with up-to-date tags.
  3. Keep your pet at home and close all blinds, windows, and curtains
  4. Try to drown out the sound of the fireworks by turning on a radio, the TV, or even a fan.
  5. If you plan to stay home with your pets, distract them by giving them love & attention!

The Fourth of July is one of the best days to enjoy some grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, and corn!

But July is also one of the peak months for grilling fires. Keep your family safe by only allowing an experienced person do all the grilling and keeping these safety tips in mind too.

 

  1. Before you start grilling, check your grill hoses for any cracks, leaks, or even holes.
  2. Let your kids play far away from the grill and prevent any accidents.
  3. Don’t grill near anything which can catch on fire quickly, like your deck, siding, or other outdoor equipment.
  4. Keep your grill clean and remove fat or grease build-up before every use!
  5. If you smell gas while you’re cooking on a propane grill, call the fire department immediately and keep away from the grill.

 

And if you’re traveling for the holiday, Simon has some tips for you too whether you’re just going out of town or you’re heading straight for the beach!

Stay safe and Happy Fourth of July!

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