Fourth of July Safety Tips: 4 Ways to Stay Safe This Fourth!

Fourth of July Safety Tips: 4 Ways to Stay Safe This Fourth!

With all the festivities that go along with the Fourth of July, there are bound to be some mishaps in all the excitement.  Here are some easy safety tips you can use this holiday to keep your family happy, safe, and healthy this Independence Day!

Sun Protection

Whether you’re spending your Fourth of July out on the lake or playing catch at the park, make sure you pack the sunblock! Sunburns are a quick way to turn a day of fun into an agonizing week of recovery. Ideally, sunscreen should be applied to any exposed skin every two hours. Don’t forget to protect your eyes from the damaging sunlight with a pair of UV blocking sunglasses.

Take your sun protection seriously this holiday to keep the celebration going!

Grilling Tips

Before turning on the grill, make sure everything is in working order. Check your gas lines for any potential leaks and clean the grill properly to ensure excess debris doesn’t catch flame and cause a severe burn. When grilling up the hotdogs and burgers advise children to stay away as any surface of the grill could become hot to the touch.

Grilling up a delicious meal is the perfect way to enjoy the Fourth of July.

Firework Safety

One of the most common injuries during Independence Day celebrations is, of course, burns from fireworks. The best way to avoid injury when enjoying a stunning display of fireworks is to read all the instructions before lighting any fuses. Make sure the fireworks are lit a safe distance from any buildings, structures, trees, and people. Lastly, do not allow young children anywhere near the fireworks and only allow the use of sparklers with close supervision.

Put Down the Phone

There are enough distractions between fireworks, grilling, and pool or lake festivities that it can be challenging to keep up with the kids. One essential tip for ensuring the safety of your family this Independence Day is to put down the phone and participate in the activities. Without the added distraction of texting or scrolling through social media, you’ll be able to catch any potential threats to your kids while you’re at the pool, enjoying the lake, or watching the fireworks.

Make every minute a memory this holiday!

However, you celebrate your independence, make sure you protect the ones you love. We hope these helpful safety tips for the Fourth of July will help you and your family have a safe and happy holiday! 

 

Happy Fourth of July from everyone here at Jarvis Vision Center!