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Dont Make Your July 4th Holiday a Tragedy to Remember

Fireworks are beautiful — they’re also dangerous if not handled properly.

As we prepare to celebrate our nations birthday on the Fourth of July on Friday, safety should be top-of-mind.
Fireworks are an Oxford tradition and they’re readily at roadside stands around the area. Here’s a few helpful tips the HottyToddy.com staff has put together with the help of a few experts (Fireworks Safety Tips: USA.gov) our own experience and a dash of good old common sense.

  • The best way to enjoy fireworks is to visit public fireworks displays put on by professionals.
  • If you plan to use fireworks, make sure they are legal in your area. Without getting into too much detail, as a general rule they’re legal in Lafayette County but not in the City of Oxford
  • Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass.
  • Always have a bucket of water and/or a fire extinguisher nearby. Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly.
  • Do not wear loose clothing while using fireworks.
  • Stand several feet away from lit fireworks.
  • If a device fails to go off, don’t stand over it to investigate it. Put it out with water and dispose of it.
  • Always read the directions and warning labels on fireworks. If it is not marked with the contents, directions and a warning label, do not light it.
  • Supervise children around fireworks at all times.

Here’ a few bonus tips that don’t have to do with things that go BANG:

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Don’t take your eyes off the kids in the pool, or at the beach or lake.

• Stay hydrated this weekend as you enjoy the outdoors, grilling and other hot-weather activities. Beer and Basil Hayden’s don’t count.
• Be aware if you’re swimming at the pool, ocean or lake. A drowning can absolutely spoil your holiday weekend.
* Stay very alert while making those big holiday meals in the kitchen or on the grill. Click here for more information proper food preparation.
Not handling poultry and other food on the 4th properly can ruin your holiday.

• Please watch you alcohol consumption and never drive when you’ve been drinking. This weekend is one we all look forward to and cherish with our families. A thoughtless act fueled by drinking or getting behind a wheel has the potential to make this a tragic weekend for you, your family and innocent victims.
HottyToddy.com staff report.

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