Sunday, June 22, 2014

Seven Safety Tips for the 4th of July

The Mass.Gov blog has a good posting with safety tips for the 4th of July celebrations:

In 1776, the first shots at Lexington and Concord were fired, marking the beginnings of the American Revolution. Today, Americans take time each year on July 4th to celebrate the birth of our nation and commemorate those who fought for our freedom. On this day of backyard barbecues, fireworks, and outdoor fun, remember to keep a few safety tips in mind: 
  1. Leave Fireworks to the Professionals
Massachusetts law prohibits private citizens from using, selling, or possessing fireworks. Additionally, fireworks purchased legally elsewhere and then transported into the state are strictly prohibited. There are a variety of fireworks displays supervised by professionals to enjoy in Massachusetts instead. 
  1. Keep Children Safe
Whether on the playground or at a campground, make sure children are supervised while celebrating outside during the holiday. Keep fireworks and sparklers out of reach of children at all times. Removepieces of small toys, balloons, , and other items that may be potential choking hazards or dangerous to small children.
Continue reading the safety tips by following this link:

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