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Environmental and Safety Reminder for July 4th, 2010

 Fireworks over Washington DC

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Summer means picnics, barbecues, parades and firework displays, especially around the 4th of July. Summer also means an increase in injuries from backyard grills, bonfires, and fireworks.

Children between the ages of 10 and 14 are three times more likely to get injured by fireworks than the general population.

The best way to enjoy this 4th of July is to watch a public display. However if fireworks are legal where you live be sure to follow these important tips.

 

 

Fireworks Safety Tips:

Never allow children to handle fireworks. Light fireworks away from onlookers, houses and flammable materials.
Light one device at a time. Never allow horse play with fireworks.
Do not try to relight any malfunctioning fireworks. Keep a bucket of water handy just in case.

 

 

 

For the latest forecast for your holiday weekend, see the NWS San Juan homepage.

 

 

 

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