The Fourth of July is always a fun time to celebrate our freedoms with family and friends.
Here are a few Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR)-approved tips to make sure your holiday weekend is as safe as it is spectacular!
CCFR strongly discourages the use of consumer fireworks, which contribute to thousands of burn injuries across the country each July and are illegal within the City of St. Peters. If you do choose to put on a personal fireworks display, please take the following precautions:
- Never give fireworks to small children, and always follow the instructions on the packaging.
- Keep a supply of water or fire extinguisher close by as a precaution.
- Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.
- Light only one firework at a time, and NEVER attempt to re-light a “dud.”
- Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets. Fireworks should be stored away from heat sources and open flames.
- Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
- Never consume alcohol while using fireworks.
Fourth of July Safety Checklist
- Beat the heat this holiday weekend with our hot weather tips.
- This weekend, make sure you practice swim safety by staying close, being alert, and watching children in and around the pool. Check out some other swimming safety tips.
- Don’t get burned by ignoring grilling safety — follow these steps for blissful BBQing this holiday weekend.
- Keep pets inside the house, away from fireworks and loud noises.
Happy Fourth of July from your CCFR family!