July 4th is the most anticipated day of the summer season. Everybody is in celebration mode; be it barbeques, softball games, fireworks, etc. Many of us look forward to the day off and to all the fun festivities that come along with it. EyeTemp’s main mission is to save lives and promote fire safety. Therefore, before we kick into holiday mode, let’s talk SAFETY first. Here are four fire and injury prevention tips to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July:
1. Children and Pet Safety
- Although they may seem harmless, sparklers are more dangerous than many think. Their temperatures can reach 1,800°F. If you do allow children to use them, make sure they are kept away from the skin, clothing, and hair.
- If a burn does occur, make sure to remove any clothing from the injured area and seek medical attention immediately.
- Keep pets secured inside to avoid any injury or panic and make sure they are properly identified in case they escape.
2. Protect your Eyes
- If you’re the one running the show or if you’re in close proximity to the fireworks display, make sure to use safety goggles/glasses when lighting fireworks. It may not be the best look, but safety comes before fashion.
- In the case of an accident, it’s important to do the following:
- Seek medical attention immediately
- Don’t touch or rub the eye; this could cause more damage.
- Don’t rinse the eye with water or apply any ointments to it.
3. Home Safety
- When setting off fireworks, make sure to do so in an open area away from any buildings, homes, and vehicles.
- If you’re barbequing or cooking for your guests, remember to turn your appliances off to prevent fires. This is the ideal time to us EyeTemp which will monitor the temperature of your appliances and remind you if you left them on. With all the excitement going on, it can be very easy to forget!
4. Firework Disposal
- Make sure to have a bucket of water or hose handy just in case of an accident.
- After the show is over, dispose of the used fireworks by hosing them down and discarding of them in a metal trashcan.
- Never try to relight a firework you believe to be a dud. If it does not ignite within 10 minutes; soak it in a bucket of water in order to dispose of it in a safe manner.
No matter what your plans are for this Fourth of July, safety is the most important factor!! If you are looking to prevent any injuries and avoid potential fires, follow the steps above and you will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy this wonderful holiday with family and friends.
The EyeTemp team wishes you a very happy July 4th Gzip Compression