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Posted on: July 1, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks are a fun way to celebrate on your vacation, but please review these important fireworks safety tips:

Use fireworks outdoors only, and be sure to light them far away from trees, shrubs, outdoor patio furniture, and buildings. Always have a bucket of water or a water hose ready, just-in-case. Spectators should remain a safe distance from where the fireworks are being lit. It is recommended that the person who lights the fireworks wear safety glasses. Have a designated adult light the fireworks. Fireworks should not be lit by an individual who is under the influence of alcohol. Never re-light a "dud" firework. If a firework doesn't work, wait 20 minutes and then put it in a bucket of water before disposing of it. Don't try to combine fireworks or use them in ways that are different from their intended use. This is how accidents happen.

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE FOURTH OF JULY!

Sara Mackiewicz, RN, BSN
Public Health Nurse
Bayfield County Health Department

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