It’s almost here!
The 4th of July is TOMORROW!
BBQs, Fireworks, a day off in the middle of the week… what’s not to love?
As you get ready to celebrate, please do so carefully.
With a heat wave plaguing much of the country and wildfires devastating communities in multiple states, the risk of unintentionally setting fires (and the cost of doing so) is extremely high. Please keep in mind that firefighters risk their lives fighting fires- respect them by helping prevent fires in the first place!
Don’t let fireworks or carelessness ruin your holiday.
Before you light anything tomorrow, check your local government web site for ANY burn bans. If there is a burn ban in your area, there is a reason.
If fireworks are allowed where you live, refresh yourself on some basic firework safety.
For specific safety tips, here are a few good resources:
- http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/outdoor/fireworks.html (good tips for kids)
On another note…
Does your dog look like this on the 4th…?
Here are some tips from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on how to keep your pet safe and comfortable- from the BBQ to the fireworks.
More on how to keep pets calm during Fireworks? Here’s a cool infographic (we loveee infographics around here)…
Here’s anotherrrrr infographic on food safety.
Because who doesn’t love getting 21st century safety tips from the Founding Fathers (and the USDA)? Don’t miss these tips (…or Benjamin Franklin in an apron).
Have a Happy and SAFE 4th of July!