With summer in full swing and 4th of July celebrations just around the corner it’s important to take a little time and keep safety in mind. Here are some simple safety tips to ensure a safe and fun holiday celebration.
When barbequing, protect hot surfaces from accidental contact, especially with small children around. Keep the area around the grill clear of clutter to reduce your chances of fires and injuries. If you are enjoying a camp fire make sure it’s a safe distance from other buildings and only use clean, dry firewood. Never use gasoline to start the fire. If there are small children around make sure they are supervised at all times.
Now to the celebration, if you are planning on lighting off fireworks take some time and do the research on the ones you will be using. Check for the proper usage and handling of them. Store the fireworks in a cool, dry area away from children until you are ready to use them. If you are unsure of what is legal or not check The Village of Ashwaubenon web page under Municipal Codes in Chapter 9 Section 9-04.
So when you are celebrating our nation’s independence just remember, safety never takes a holiday.