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Don't Blow Yourself Up This 4th of July: Fireworks Safety

JULY 4th IN AMERICA - INDEPENDENCE HALL You are allowed some fireworks, but don't get too crazy Lite it up! Almost all consumer fireworks are legal here! Sparklers only! No backyard firework fun for you Arizona, which allows only novelty items 15,550 FIRES WERE REPORTEDLY CAUSED BY FIREWORKS IN 2010 300 VEHICLE FIRES 1,100 STRUCTURE FIRES 14,100 OUTSIDE FIRES RESULTING IN 8 DEATHS 60 INJURIES $36 MILLION IN PROPERTY DAMAGE FIREWORK SAFETY • RULE #1 NEVER ALLOW YOUNG CHILDREN TO PLAY WITH OR IGNITE FIREWORKS RULE #2 ● ALWAYS HAVE AN ADULT SUPERVISE FIREWORKS ACTIVITIES • RULE #3 HOLD THE FIREWORK AWAY FROM YOUR FACE WHEN LIGHTING RULE #4 ● NEVER TRY TO RELIGHT OR PICK UP FIREWORKS THAT DID NOT PROPERLY IGNITE • RULE #5 DON'T THROW FIREWORKS AT OTHER PEOPLE Pii RULE #6 KEEP A BUCKET OF WATER OR A GARDEN HOSE HANDY • RULE #7 LIGHT FIREWORKS ONE AT A TIME RULE #8 POUR WATER ON FIREWORKS TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE COMPLETELY EXTINGUISHED BURN TREATMENT IF SOMEONE GETS HURT THIS 4TH OF JULY, DON'T PANIC. QUICK THINKING AND BASIC FIRST AID WILL HELP PREVENT INFECTION, MINIMIZE INJURY, AND START THE RECOVERY PROCESS. MINOR FIREWORK BURNS 1) Hold the burned area under cool running water 2) Dry burned area with a clean cloth 3) Apply topical anesthetic burn spray or aloe vera lotion 4) Provide acetaminophen or aspirin as needed for pain SERIOUS FIREWORK BURNS 1) Ask someone to call 911 2) Immerse affected areas in clean, cold water 3) Dry the skin and apply antiseptic cream to the wounds 4) Wrap wounds in gauze or clean towels 5) Keep burned area elevated until professional medical attention arrives EMERGENCY = CALL 911 Kcheckmate SOURCES | Www.CPSC.GOV | wwW.NFPA.ORG | WWW.STATISTICBRAIN.COM "TTTT"

Don't Blow Yourself Up This 4th of July: Fireworks Safety

shared by urbanjellyfish on Jul 04
I couldn't believe there was 8 deaths and over 36 million in property damage back in 2010.


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