As we approach the Fourth of July Emergency Management encourages everyone to make “Safe Thinking” your motto as you are out celebrating. Around the 4th of July holiday many people spend time with family and friends celebrating during our nice weather, but unfortunately the difference between a good time and an accident is a very fine line. Emergency Management asks our community to think about the following thoughts while celebrating:
- The grass is green, but vegetation and homes can still catch fire. Think proactively about where you are setting fireworks off and where they will end up after being lit.
- Fireworks are fun, but treat them with extreme respect. Their behavior can be hard to predict and they frequently fail. It is really easy to be harmed by fireworks as they burn extremely hot and will immediately burn skin. Watch your kids closely.
- Now is a great time to enjoy bon fires. Ensure you safely construct your fire to keep it from accidentally spreading. Keep a safe distance from the fire, every year people are injured from falling into recreational fires.
- Don’t forget about your pet’s safety. Keep them in a safe environment and ensure they have ID tags in case they get lost.