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Firework Safety Tips for Your New Year’s Celebrations
There’s no denying that fireworks and New Year’s Eve go hand-in-hand. Flashing sparks and bright colors can bring a feeling of joy to any participant. However, these pyrotechnics can potentially pose dangers to you or your loved ones, especially if you’re setting them off at home. Don’t let 2014 end on an unfortunate note. Follow Shepard Walton King’s firework safety tips to keep your family and property safe.
Fireworks have warning labels and directions that should be read and implemented before being set off. If your city has ordinances outlawing fireworks, don’t use them. Additionally, report their illegal use to the authorities in an effort to prevent any accidents.
Ignite your fireworks outdoors and always remain a considerable distance away from nearby structures and vehicles. If your teenaged family members will be lighting fireworks, make sure to assign a responsible adult to supervise them throughout the night.
Additionally, try to have another adult take care of the younger ones to keep them safe at all times. If possible, hire a designated or professional pyrotechnics professional to organize your family’s fireworks show.
The Do’s and Don’ts
There are several things to keep in mind when lighting fireworks that will help avoid accidents and injuries. These include:
- Use fireworks according to the directions included with them and never alter or modify the product
- Dud fireworks can be dangerous, so don’t attempt to relight them. Soak them in water after letting them sit for at least 20 minutes.
- Dispose of them after letting them soak
Unfortunately, accidents can occur when you least expect them. Don’t run the risk of burdening your family with medical bills and property repair costs as a result of fires caused by fireworks. Protect yourself with homeowners and health insurance from Shepard Walton King.
Our insurance brokers in McAllen will help you choose the plan that best fits your needs. Contact our office for more information.