As we all should know, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.
With all the events, parties and gatherings that take place on The Fourth of July we, your Golden, CO dentist want to remind you of a few safety tips while celebrating.
Make sure you know what cities and counties are allowing fireworks. Many cities have firework restrictions with hefty fines if caught using them. Protect your pocket book and make sure you know if your area has restrictions.
Have a fire extinguisher readily available. This way if there was an accidental fire, the fire can be put out quickly.
Alcohol is a favorite of many for the holiday celebrations. However, it is important to keep alcohol away from children and animals. There is a potential risk of alcohol poisoning if consumed by a child or animal.
AND NO DRINKING AND DRIVING!
When you are disposing of 4th of July decorations and fireworks, make sure that they are completely free of heat and fire. This way there will not be a smoldering fire happening after the party is over.
Remember, the safest way to prevent fireworks-related injuries and property damage is to leave fireworks displays to trained professionals. Many localities provide safe, community fireworks displays. Check with you local parks and recreation division or visit your locality’s activity website for details.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!!
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!