Celebrate the 4th of July Safely With These Tips!

Celebrate the 4th of July Safely With These Tips!

July 4th firework above the Charles River in Boston

Fourth of July Safety

Do you have plans to celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend? No matter if you are enjoying a relaxing weekend at home or heading out on the boat for a lake trip, it is important to make sure you know how to stay safe this Independence Day. Keep these 4th of July safety tips in mind to ensure that you have a safe and fun holiday weekend.

  • Water safety – jumping in the water is one of the best ways to cool down this holiday weekend. Do not swim alone, even if you are a strong swimmer. All children should have proper adult supervision whenever they are around the water.
  • Firework safety – if you are planning on lighting off your own fireworks, make sure to check to ensure that they are legal in the community. Never allow children to light off fireworks, and make sure that they stand a safe distance away from anyone who is lighting them.
  • Boat safety – before you head out on the boat, make sure that there are enough life jackets on board for everyone. Children should wear their life jacket at all times while on the boat to ensure safety. Never drink and drive a boat, since it is just as dangerous to drink and drive a boat as it is to drink and drive a car.
  • Sun safety – each time you go out into the sun, apply sunscreen that has at least 15 SPF. If you are swimming or doing any physical activity that causes you to sweat, reapply your sunscreen at least every 2 hours. You should also consider wearing sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat to keep you safe.

All of us at Club Agency in Garden City, New York would like to wish you and your family a happy 4th of July!

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