Fire Safety Practices During the Fourth of July

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Try out these fire safety practices during the fourth of July.

Summertime is synonymous with parades, barbecues, and fireworks. Every year, countless people are injured badly, and they require immediate medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. While most of these incidents are because of amateurs attempting to utilize professional-grade or homemade fireworks or explosives, less robust devices such as small sparklers or fireworks may also trigger significant injuries. Try out these fire safety practices during the fourth of July.

Fireworks Safety Tips

If you choose to use legal fireworks this Fourth of July, make sure to perform the following fire safety practices:

  • Avoid allowing kids to handle fireworks. Older children should only use them under close monitoring.
  • Never utilize fireworks impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby must wear protective eyewear.
  • Also, never hold lighted fireworks in your hands or light them indoors.
  • Only use lighted fireworks away from people, homes, and flammable material.
  • Don’t try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks.
  • Keep a water bucket nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t explode or in case of fire.
  • Always avoid using illegal fireworks.

Sparklers May be Dangerous

Every year, young children participate along parade routes and festivals with sparklers in hand. However, sparklers are a lot more dangerous than most people believe. Unfortunately, sparklers may quickly ignite clothing, and some children have obtained burns from dropping sparklers on their feet. Consider using the alternative: glow sticks, colored streamers, or confetti poppers.

Practice Grilling Safety

July is one of the primary months for grilling fires. So, enjoy grilling your favorite meals this summer while also completing fire safety practices.

  • Inspect gas grill hoses for holes, cracks, and leaks
  • Keep children away from grills. Blocked tubes, gas leaks, and propane tanks may trigger grill fires and explosions.
  • Never grill indoors, in any enclosed area, or on a surface that may catch fire.
  • Also, keep the grill at least two feet away from siding, decks, branches, and other exterior equipment that can catch fire quickly.

Importance of Fire Extinguishers at Home

Fire extinguishers provide a crucial layer of protection in your home. They are necessary to keep on hand to prevent minor and containable fires from spreading. They should also be installed, serviced, and maintained correctly to ensure they will work when you need them the most. Judd Fire Protection can get the job done. Call us today at 410-871-3480 to inspect your fire extinguishers.

Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection

If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480.

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