Wellness Tip for July 2019

Celebrate Safely

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. On average 280 people go to the emergency room every day with firework related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday. Fireworks an cause serious burn and eye injuries.

Safety tips:

1. Never allow young children to play or ignite fireworks. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees. Always have adult supervision.

2. Never try to relight or pick up fireworks that are not fully lit.

3. Never point fireworks at another person or a building.

4. Keep a bucket of water or garden hose close by. HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!

Source: cpsc.gov.