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Defuse An Explosive Situation: Fireworks Safety Tips
With the Fourth of July around the corner, it’s important to remember that fireworks are not just fun sparks and pretty colors. Before you and your family head out to barbeques and parties, remember that fireworks are pyrotechnics that must be treated with serious care, otherwise they can damage property or harm loved ones. Our fireworks tips will make sure your Fourth of July is fun and safe.
Fireworks should light up the sky, not pose a danger. We’ll keep you covered if the unfortunate happens.
Know the Rules
Before using any fireworks, it is crucial to go over all warning labels and instructions. Reading instructions and labels ensures the item is used properly, which greatly reduces the risks of accidents. Also, make sure that you are in compliance with city and county ordinances regarding fireworks. Under no circumstances should you use fireworks if they are banned in your city or county and report the illegal use of fireworks to prevent accidents.
Always light fireworks outdoors and never point them in the direction of people or property. Be aware of your surroundings as well. Don’t attempt to light fireworks on a busy street or on dry grass. Make sure a responsible adult is present and do not let children handle igniting duties.
One Last Thing
There are a few more things to keep in mind while lighting fireworks:
- Always follow instructions and do not modify the product in any way.
- If one of your fireworks is a dud, do not relight it. Instead, soak it in water after letting it sit for at least 20 minutes.
- Once thoroughly soaked, properly dispose of the dud.
Always be Prepared
No matter how many precautions you take, accidents may still happen and it is important to be prepared. In any case, Shepard Walton King is ready to keep you covered. We can help you avoid hefty medical bills or costly fire damages with homeowners and health insurance. To learn more about what we offer, contact us online or at any of our three Texas offices.