Wednesday, July 1, 2020

4th of July Firework Safety Tips

4th of July is only days away and many of you may plan on attending or hosting your own firework events. Either way, it's important to keep safety in mind when near fireworks. Our law firm at the Lake of the Ozarks knows how potentially dangerous fireworks can be and we want to share some safety tips for you to keep top of mind. Check out the safety tips provided by Gibbons Law Firm before your upcoming firework extravaganza!

Buy Legitimate Fireworks

Homemade fireworks are a common cause of firework injuries. Professional pyrotechnicians design store bought fireworks and it's the safest option for your fireworks display. It's important to purchase legitimate fireworks to better protect you, your family, and your guests.

Have Water Nearby

Fireworks can throw off sparks and other pieces of debris. It's a good idea to keep a bucket of water handy. This can be used for a quick extinguish if needed or to throw on a spark that gets out of hand and starts to catch its surroundings on fire.

Keep a Safe Distance

When lighting fireworks, it's important to stay as far away as possible from other people and objects. This can help reduce the risk of a bystander getting injured due to a faulty firework.

Never Approach a "Dud" Firework

If a firework was lit but doesn't explode, it may be a dud. It's best to use extreme caution if you have a "dud" firework as it may just have a delay in exploding. Never look down into the tube you use to send fireworks to see if one is still down there. Fireworks come out of the launch tubes at great speeds and can seriously injure someone who's hand or face may be in the way upon exit.

Watch Closely as Children Play with Fireworks

Fireworks are not toys. There should always be close adult supervision when fireworks are being lit. Even the small "kid-friendly" fireworks can cause burns and injure your little ones. Be sure to educate your children about the dangers of fireworks before they use any.

Now that you've hopefully brushed up on firework tips, you're ready to safely celebrate the 4th of July. Our personal injury law firm at the Lake of the Ozarks wishes you and yours a safe and happy Independence Day!

Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.

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Gibbons Law Firm
2820 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Suite B4
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 348-2211

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