Safety on the Fourth of July

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 by Jessica Dingle



The summer of 2021 has brought forth unprecedented temperatures, and with record high heat, a dry landscape, and lingering fear from last years raging fires, some cities and counties have chosen to ban the use of fireworks this weekend. However, other cities have chosen to highly urge their townsfolks to avoid fireworks, and others are pushing firework safety protocols as we near the holiday weekend. As Independence day lingers closer, we at John's Waterproofing suggest you check your cities ordinances and stay up to date on the safety regulations that are set in place where you live. 

As a reminder, if your hometown allows fireworks and you choose to do your own firework display, we have complied some general safety measures to keep in mind. 

  • Never allow a child to handle a firework, and older children should be under close adult supervisionSmall Fireworks
  • Never use fireworks when under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Never hold a lit firework 
  • Light only one firework at a time
  • Do not point or throw a firework at anyone
  • Do not try to relight or handle a malfunctioning firework
  • Soak both used and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding
  • Keep a bucket nearby for fully extinguished fireworks or in case of a fire
  • Never use illegal fireworks
  • Fireworks should be done away from people, houses, and flammable materials

With this in mind and the weather conditions we have had, it is still highly recommended to not use your own fireworks this weekend and consider going to a local firework display, watch fireworks on television, or celebrate the holiday with friends and family without the use of fireworks. Stay safe this weekend, and have some fun as we celebrate Independence day. 


Please note, that in honor of the holiday, our facilities will be closed on Monday, July 5th. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, July 6th. 


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