Wow! Sparklers Can Reach Up To 1800 Degrees!

Watching fireworks is one of the best parts of a 4th of July celebration, but thousands of people are injured each 4th of July due to firework burns. The safest thing you can do is to leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals. However, if you choose to set them off yourself, check out the following before reaching for the lighter:
Fireworks Safety
• Check with your police dept. to make sure fireworks are legal in your area
• Do not let children play with fireworks
o Even sparklers can reach 1800 degrees and are the number one cause of injuries associated with fireworks
• Leave your pets inside and out of reach of fireworks
• Place a bucket of water, hose or water bottles closeby
• Avoid fireworks altogether if it’s a windy day when sparks carry a longer distance
• Use open areas to ignite fireworks and point them away from homes, other buildings, trees and flammable material

Burn Care

Unfortunately, injuries occur each year, so it’s better to be prepared during your holiday than to be sorry afterwards. If you plan on igniting fireworks, follow these simple steps:
• Take a First-Aid Kit with you
• Pick up a case of water for hydration, as well as to clean and cool a burn
• If a burn happens:
o Cool the burned area with water for a minute or two
o Cover the burn with a clean, sterile dressing
o Do not use sticky bandages that stick to the skin, making the burn even more irritated
o If the burn is bigger than a quarter, seek a doctor’s aid
We hope these few suggestions help you feel prepared before celebrating July 4th. Please remember that if you experience any property damage related to water, fire, mold or storms, Call Paul! We’re available 24/7 for all your restoration, reconstruction and remodeling needs.
Happy July 4th!
-From your friends at Paul Davis