Independence Day - Enjoy It - Don't Regret It 
July, 03 2017, ,
Posted by Administrator
It is hard to believe that the year is already almost half over. With the end of June comes a time of year that I have been excited about since I was a little kid; Independence Day. As a kid it was always the shock and awe of going to the fireworks stand and seeing all of the different types of fireworks that were available. I still have the same excitement when I go to a local fireworks stand, but now I have the joy of seeing my kids look around like I used to when I was a kid. Of course, they always want to buy at least one of everything, but I have to remind them that some are not appropriate for young kids and of course the budget is not unlimited!

Many of you will set out to buy fireworks or join a group that is having a fireworks show. If either of these are a part of your 4th of July plans, remember to be safe and always be aware of what is going on around you.

- Watch young kids and make sure that they are handling the fireworks properly.

- Keep the bulk of the fireworks well away from where you are shooting the fireworks to avoid having a spark get into the large supply and setting them all off at once.

- Just because it was on the internet and the people were not harmed does not mean that you will have the same outcome. If it looks cool, but at the same time a bad idea, it is probably a bad idea and should be avoided.

- Keep a water source close by in order to extinguish small fires that may start after fireworks have been lit.

- Be aware of your surroundings. If there is a cut wheat field, dry pasture, or even a wood structure near where you are shooting your fireworks a change of venue or avoiding aerial fireworks might be the best option.

Whether you have been unfortunate enough to experience it first hand or read it in the news, each year people suffer minor to severe injuries during the 4th of July. Make smart choices this year and don’t be one of the news headlines come July 5th.

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