Houstonians Light Up the Night Sky on July Fourth

July 2, 2012

 

It’s the season for sparklers, parades and fireworks and July Fourth fireworks can light up the summer night’s sky with a beautiful display.  However,  fireworks can cause injury if not used with caution.  We’ve added a few safety tips for this season’s display.

Firework Safety Tips

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  • Only use fireworks outside.
  • Pay attention to local fire warnings. If your local fire department has declared a high fire risk, do not light fireworks. Stray fireworks can ignite forest fires.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher, a bucket of water, or a hose within reach when launching fireworks.
  • Never drink and launch. Always have a designated launcher.
  • If a firework doesn’t light, do not attempt to re-light it. Wait 20 minutes and then soak the dud in a bucket of water.
  • Always wear eye protection when launching fireworks.
  • Before launching fireworks, make sure all bystanders are at a safe distance from the launch site.
  • Never attempt to launch homemade fireworks or explosives. These are extremely dangerous and can kill you!
  • Respect age restrictions provided by the fireworks manufacturer.
  • Never launch fireworks from a glass or metal container.
  • Light fireworks one at a time.
  • Don’t even think about pointing fireworks at another person

Following these tips can keep you and your family safe this July 4th! Have a fun and safe celebration!

Watching the Fireworks with Mom and Dad?

Although it’s fun to set the stage in your own backyard, why not set up a lawn chair and let your local civic group do all the work?  Additionally, most large cities provide accompanying patriotic music to set the mood.  Click here for details about Houston’s “Freedom Over Texas” display.
And, while you’re waiting for the show, why not ask about their most memorable Fourth of July? You may learn something new about the “good old days” and make some great memories of your own in the process!
Where did you see your most memorable July Fourth fireworks exhibition?
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