Fireworks Safety for Independence Day!

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“Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.” ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

Happy Fourth of July!

Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is a highly celebrated occasion (federal holiday) in the United States. It’s America’s birthday, which is when America received her independence from Great Britain. Our forefathers adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Oh, do we love to celebrate this great day! Not only do we grill out, go on vacation, and hit the beaches during this time, but we also light up the sky with colorful fireworks. Fireworks are a great way to celebrate, and can also be dangerous during the scorching heat of summer.

Fireworks Safety Measures

If you plan to buy and use them, please use precaution and take several safety measures! It’s best to go to a local event that’s displaying fireworks. They should have the local fire department on-site. However, in the event you decide to use fireworks, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure they’re legal first.
  2. Before they are used, they should be stored in a very cool and dry place.
  3. Please keep them away from children’s reach. Please!
  4. An adult needs to be present at ALL times.
  5. Select an open area. Do not light fireworks near grass, straw, twigs or anything flammable. This can cause a fire of a different nature. šŸ˜¦
  6. Have a fire extinguisher and/or water hose nearby. Make sure that either one is working correctly beforehand.
  7. Douse used fireworks with water to make sure that they are completely burned out and then dispose.

Be safe and have fun! Happy Birthday, America!


About Kecia Thurman Bland

Kecia Bland is a professional full-time licensed NC Real Estate Broker (since 2008) focused on providing excellent customer service and expertise for those interested in buying and selling real estate in the Greater Raleighs areas- the Triangle area, and surrounding counties- Wake, Durham, Johnston, Chatham, Franklin, and Granville. Kecia provides her clients with a pleasurable and smart real estate experience. View all posts by Kecia Thurman Bland

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