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Published July 3, 2020

Firework Saftey

How to Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July

The 4th of July is upon us. This year celebrating our Independence May look a little different than years past. Many of the public firework displays have been canceled, due to Covid-19. This leaves many of us still wanting to celebrate, by lighting up the sky with our own firework show for our family friends, and neighbors. Below are some great tips to have a great celebration safely.

According to the Consumer product safety commission http://CPSC.GOV there are over 10,000 injuries per year as a result of fireworks. Often these injuries can be prevented. Furthermore, the National Fire Protection Agency,http://www.NFPA.org reports there are over 20,00o firework-related structural fires. Many of these incidences can be prevented

  • Know your local and state laws before purchasing fireworks
  • Only purchase legal fireworks in your state
  • Read all safety labels on the packaging
  • Those persons who are igniting fireworks, should not be under the influence of Drugs or Alcohol
  • Light fireworks in an open area not surrounding by homes, trees, or other dry areas.
  • Keep spectators at a minimum of 500 feet from the launch zone
  • Only light one firework at a time.
  • Keep buckets of water and hoses nearby in case there is a mishap
  • Carefully and closely watch children around the fireworks, as they can be extremely dangerous. A sparkler may seem harmless but reaches over 2000 degrees. Only older children should be able to handle them under close supervision.
  • Wear safety glasses
  • Properly dispose of the packaging of fireworks by waiting 20 minutes or longer after they have been ignited, then place into a bucket of water.
  • Store unused fireworks in a safe, cool, and dry space. Be sure not to place around a heat source of any kind.
  • Be careful to keep pets away from the show. It is best to keep them indoors if possible. Often pets get spooked and will runoff.

In the event, you experience a fire to your structure be sure to call a certified restoration company for the proper mitigation of your property. Puroclean Restoration Professionals specializes in Fire, Water, Mold, Biohazard, Mersa, COVID Sanitation, Hoarding Clean up, Odor Elimination, HVAC, and Dryer duct cleaning services.

Puroclean Restoration Professionals services the following areas:

  • New Hanover County
  • Brunswick County
  • Pender County
  • Duplin County
  • Columbus County
  • Bladen County
  • Onslow County- in the Richlands and Jacksonville areas.

You may reach us at (910) 793-8586 visit us on our website athttps://www.puroclean.com/wilmington-nc-puroclean-restoration-professionals/

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