With children out of school and summer in full swing, the Fourth of July holiday is commonly filled with fireworks and fun activities. Red River Parish Sheriff Glen Edwards would like to wish everyone a happy Fourth of July and offer the following fireworks safety tips to help make it a safe one as well.
FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS:
A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.
Always wear eye protection and ignite fireworks on a paved surface whenever possible.
Light one firework at a time then quickly move away.
Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
Wet down ignition areas before lighting any fireworks and keep a ready source of water or a fire extinguisher nearby.
Never ignite or discharge fireworks into, under or from a vehicle.
Never attempt to relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak in a bucket of water.
Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY FROM THE RED RIVER PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE!