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Firework Safety
With these warm summer nights upon us (hopefully!), the fireworks will be coming out of storage. With the Memorial Day weekend that just passed and the upcoming fourth of July, hundreds of thousands of people will be flocking to firework stores to get in on the fun. While fireworks can be a great way to celebrate and have fun, if used to correctly and handled with care, there are a few things that we would like to touch on to make sure you don’t end up with a claim on your hands.
According to the CPSC, theses safety tips should be followed when lighting fireworks:
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.
  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don't realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals.
  • Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
  • After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
Most importantly, have fun! These summer months are a great way to spend time with friends, family and those who mean the most to us! Just make sure you do so safely!
 
 
Lafaro Insurance Agency |Website

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