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4th of July Safety Tips from J&J ERS

Category: Safety • July 1, 2021

4th of July Safety Tips

J&J ERS wants to make sure all of our blog readers have a great 4th of July 2021 while remaining safe. Independence Day is a time to reflect on how precious freedom is, especially this year after being stuck at home due to Covid-19. A lot of people are going to be celebrating this return to freedom.

To make sure you and your family and friends stay safe this 4th of July, we have listed safety tips courtesy of ADT below:

Sparkler and Fireworks Safety

sparkler safety

More than 50,000 fires are caused by fireworks every year. Take the proper precautions when operating fireworks.

  • Never disassemble or try to make your own fireworks.
  • Don’t point sparklers, or fireworks at yourself or others, especially while they’re being lit.
  • Only light fireworks on the ground and in areas that are dry and fire-resistant.
  • Don’t attempt to ignite fireworks at the same time.
  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks or sparklers to prevent firework-related injuries.
  • Always keep a portable fire extinguisher close by. Also, keep a water hose or buckets of water nearby to put out fires.
  • If fireworks malfunction, don’t relight them! Douse and soak malfunctioning fireworks with water then throw them away.
  • Resist the urge to bring your dog to a fireworks display. The safest place for them is at home where it’s familiar, quiet, and not crowded.

Water and Pool Activity Safety

water safety

As July is one of the hottest months of the year, many families turn to water activities to beat the heat. However, even fun water activities have serious risks if the proper precautions aren’t taken.

  • Review safe boating practices.
  • Never consume alcohol while driving a boat.
  • Before boating, always check that there are enough life preservers on hand for every passenger.
  • Set water safety rules for your family, especially if there’s a young child.
  • Keep a first aid kit near the pool.

Grilling Safety

grilling safety

July is one of the peak months for grilling fires. Enjoy grilling your favorite meals this summer while also keeping your family safe.

  • Check gas grill hoses for cracks, holes, and leaks.
  • Keep children away from grills. Gas leaks, blocked tubes, and propane tanks can be a cause of grill fires and explosions.
  • Never grill indoors, in the garage, in an enclosed area, or on a surface that might catch fire.
  • Keep the grill at least two feet away from decks, siding, branches, and any outdoor equipment that can catch fire quickly.

By following the above safety tips everyone should have a fun and safe 4th of July, but be sure to know that if you have a disaster over the holiday J&J ERS is here to assist you.

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