Fireworks this 4th of July
Here's a fairly well-known joke about the 4th of July. It goes something like this: always buy fireworks from the guy missing a few fingers; you know he always has the good ones!
Kind of funny but not so much if it happens to you!
Every 4th of July, people get hurt with fireworks. Some lose a finger, some lose their home to fire and some even worse. It's not hard to believe that some people call the 4th of July the deadliest of holidays. If you're going to enjoy setting off fireworks this year, make sure to follow the instructions on the fireworks as well as these additional tips:
Have a bucket of water near by
Light one at a time
Don't try to re-light a "dud" firework. Give it some time and then soak it in water
Wear safety glasses
Don't let children handle fireworks
Always be a safe distance from any buildings or cars
Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting and then tossing in a metal trash can
The last thing to remember is don't forget to pack your common sense this holiday and anytime you light off fireworks, check your surrounds and look for things that could go wrong!
You don't want to be like the guy in joke!