From the Manager, Advice

By Doris Prado, Property Manager

Residents need to be aware: fireworks safety related incidents, especially those involving illegal fireworks, can be fatal. Only use legal fireworks and follow safety tips to ensure your holiday remains festive and safe.

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Fireworks safety tips

Fireworks safety tips

  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them
  • Avoid buying fireworks that come in brown paper packaging, as this can often be a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and could pose a danger to consumers
  • Adults should always supervise fireworks activities. Parents often don’t realize that there are many injuries from sparklers to children under five. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals
  • Never have any portion of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Move back to a safe distance immediately after lighting
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully functioned
  • 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 one item at a time then move back quickly
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers
  • After fireworks fully complete their functioning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding to prevent a trash fire

Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.

In conclusion, prioritize fireworks safety during your 4th of July celebrations by following these fireworks safety tips: never allow young children to handle fireworks, ensure legality before purchasing or using them, avoid brown paper packaged fireworks, supervise all activities, keep a safe distance when lighting, never relight malfunctioning fireworks, never aim at others, have water nearby for emergencies, and soak used fireworks before disposal.

Happy 4th of July!

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