The July 4th Holiday means parades, barbecues, patriotic decorations and, of course, fireworks.
Fireworks-related injuries are also associated with the national holiday. Thousands of people nationwide are admitted into a hospital with fireworks-related injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
For those who are going to be handling fireworks this Fourth of July, here are five tips to keep you and your loved ones safe:
- A bucket of water or a hose should be nearby when using fireworks, in case of a fire.
- Used fireworks should be doused with a significant amount of water.
- Do not throw fireworks in the air.
- Children should never pick up fireworks.
- Only adults should handle fireworks and should supervise all fireworks activity.