Be Safe this 4th of July and Have a Blast

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Be Safe this 4th of July and Have a Blast

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June 25, 2014 l Topics:Blogs l By kn
iStock_000013694706SmallThere is nothing better on the 4th of July than looking up at the sky and seeing fireworks light up the night. What a great way to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s independence. Please take advantage of this opportunity next week. However, before you do, keep a few safety tips in mind  if you are shooting off your own fireworks. K&N wants to see you in one piece after the holiday. Don’t Play with FireworksFireworks can be fun to watch, but they aren’t toys. No one should ever play with any kind of firework. Even sparklers can get hot enough to melt gold, so be careful. Only Use Legal FireworksLegal fireworks are labeled, and directions for use are included on the label. A large amount of injuries are caused by illegal fireworks. Keep your home and your guests as safe as possible, by using only legal fireworks. Keep Water NearbyIt is a good idea to have plenty of water on hand when you light fireworks. A bucket is great. A hose that allow you keep refilling that bucket is even better. Make sure the hose reaches to the area where you are shooting. Saving a few seconds could make all the difference for in protecting your back yard. Seek Medical Help Immediately if the Need ArisesIf you or someone at your party is injured by a firework, go to a doctor immediately. If an eye is injured, don’t try to flush it out with water or put ointment on it. If possible, cover the injured eye with the bottom of a paper cup and get to a medical care facility as quickly as possible. Fireworks are meant to be enjoyed, but you’ll enjoy them much more knowing your family is safe. Take extra precautions this 4th of July, and your holiday will be a blast!