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Staying Safe on the Fourth of July

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Two Rivers Public Health Department is sharing some tips that will help keep those celebrating the Fourth of July holiday as safe as possible.

Hereare a few safety tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety:

  • Always read and follow label directions.
  • Have an adult present.
  • Don't give fireworks to small children.
  • Buy from reliable sellers.
  • Use outdoors only.
  • Always have water handy (a garden hoseand a bucket).
  • Never experiment, make your ownfireworks, or alter purchased ones.
  • Light only one firework at a time.
  • Never re-light a "dud"firework (wait 15 to 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water).
  • If necessary, store fireworks in a cool,dry place.
  • Dispose of fireworks properly by soakingthem in water and then disposing of them in your trash can.
  • Never throw or point fireworks at otherpeople.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
  • Never shoot fireworks in metal or glasscontainers.
  • The shooter should always wear eyeprotection and never have any part of the body over the firework.
  • Stay away from illegal explosives.
  • Alcohol and Fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated shooter".

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