Whether you are hosting a home poolside barbecue or away from home at an Independence Day celebration keep in mind 4th of July safety reminders so you can enjoy your 4th activities.

Fireworks               
  • Most firework-related injuries happy to preteens and teens
  • Sparklers burn between 1200 to 2000 degrees and nearly half of injuries are among toddlers
  • Fireworks are illegal in many cities
  • Leave "fireworks" to the professionals & visit a professional firework show. Read more . . . 

Fireworks & Pets 
  • Most pets run away on July 4th
  • Keep ID collar on your pet
  • Exercise them before fireworks
  • Keep your pet with you
  • Read more . . . 

BBQ  & Grilling   
  • July is the highest month of grill related fires
  • Keep grill away from the house, deck railings & out from under eaves & overhanging branches & trees
  • Keep children & pets at least three feet away form the grill area
  •  Remove grease or fat buildup on the grill & tray below the grill
  • If clothing catches fire, remember Stop, Drop, & Roll!
  • Never leave grill unattended
  • Read more . . . 

Pools  
  • Most drownings happen in private pools & during pool parties
  • Many children how have drowned were being watched by an adult 
  • Use the "Water Watcher Tag" for your poolside party today & everyday
  • Read more . . . 

At the Beach                  
  • Never swim alone
  • Swim near an open lifeguard station
  • Wear sunscreen  & lip protection (waterproof if in the water often)
  • Drink plenty of water-stay hydrates on a hot day
  • Read more . . . 

Boating

Pro Consumer Safety wishes you a safe and happy 4th of July!