Tips for a Safe and Festive Fourth of July Weekend

Summer is in full swing and we’re preparing for an exciting and festive Fourth of July weekend! As always, your safety is our number one priority so we’ve compiled a list of some must-have tips for the holiday weekend!


Firework Safety

  • Never give fireworks to small children and follow all instructions on packages
  • Make sure anyone lighting fireworks wears eye protection
  • Light only one firework at a time
  • Don’t relight a “dud”
  • Don’t throw or point fireworks at people, animals, cars, homes or flammable material

Grilling Safety

  • Always supervise a grill when it’s on
  • Never grill indoors or in a camper or tent
  • Make sure kids and pets stay far enough away from the grill
  • Keep the grill away from your home, tree branches and other things that can catch fire
  • Use long-handled tools made for cooking on a grill

Lightning Storm Safety—just in case!

  • Always look at the weather forecast and cancel/postpone plans if it looks bad
  • Know your surroundings and identify the closest safe shelter and the quickest way to get there
  • Monitor weather conditions
  • Seek shelter if you hear thunder
  • Avoid open areas
  • Don’t stand near the tallest object
  • Don’t seek shelter under tall or isolated trees


Stay safe and have a great holiday weekend!