SERVPRO: 9 firework safety measures to take this July
Blog summary: The SERVPRO blog suggests some firework safety tips for the July 4th celebrations.
9 fire safety tips for this 4th of July celebrations
The National Safety Council records an average of 18,500 fires each year started by fireworks. With the 4th of July holiday celebrated across the country with fireworks as one of the highlights, fire safety becomes a huge concern. Although public firework shows are one of the safest ways to enjoy fireworks, people often set up their own fireworks. SERVPRO, a fire damage restoration company, shares some important firework safety tips for this independence day celebration.
- Carefully read the instructions on the fireworks’ packaging before lighting them.
- Fireworks must be lit in open areas that are clear of homes, vehicles, and flammable materials.
- Keep children and pets away at a safe distance when lighting fireworks. Children should not be allowed to ignite firecrackers and sparklers that are known to cause more than one-quarter of the firework injuries.
- Light one firecracker at a time. Allow half-burnt fireworks to cool down before discarding them. Do not try to reignite the “dud” to avoid accidental injury.
- A water hose or bucket of water must be kept nearby in case the fireworks ignite a fire.
- Fireworks must not be used by people who are impaired in any way or are under the influence of alcohol as intoxication can slow down reaction time and reflexes.
- Always wear eye protection when lighting fireworks.
- Avoid lighting crackers when it’s windy as the wind can carry the sparks to nearby trees and structures and cause a fire.
- Light fireworks from a distance. No part of the body should be over the firecracker when lighting the fuse.
Besides the above-mentioned precautions, it is important to store fireworks carefully to avoid fires at homes.
Tips to store fireworks
- Ideally, fireworks should be locked in a storage shed away from the house and living areas.
- Fireworks must be stored in a dry area. If, however, it is impossible to do so, the fireworks must be sealed tightly in plastic bags or non-flammable containers with a sachet of silica gel or desiccant to absorb the moisture.
- Never store fireworks in self-storage units.
- Keep flammable materials such as oils and sources of heat such as gas stoves away from where the firecrackers are stored. The storage area must be cool.
- Lock away the fireworks to keep away small children or pets.
These fire safety precautions can prevent fires and keep your home and family safe. In case of fire damage events, property owners can contact SERVPRO’s technicians who can restore the property to its original state swiftly and efficiently.
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