Fireworks Safety – July 2014
At Bogle Agency Insurance, one of the things we strive for is your safety under all circumstances! And during our country’s independence month, firework safety is very, very important.
We know everybody likes to have a little fun over the July 4th holiday, especially with the vast array of firecrackers, colorful bottle rockets and high-flying missiles available for purchase, but we urge and stress you to DO IT SAFELY. With that said, here are some great guidelines to maintaining the fun, while maintaining your fingers too!
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show. Many states outlaw most fireworks. If someone is setting fireworks off at home, they should follow these safety steps:
–Never give fireworks to small children, and always follow the instructions on the packaging.
–Keep a supply of water close by or fire extinguisher as a precaution.
–Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.
–Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight “a dud.”
–Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.
–Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
–Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks.
For a complete list of the local fireworks displays throughout the state of New Jersey, click here: www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/07/july_4_events_2014_nj_fireworks_parades_music_and_more.html
And if you need any more tips, or further information concerning fireworks safety, please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission at this website: www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/Fireworks/
Thank you, and have a wonderful Fourth of July!!
Bogle Agency Insurance