Independence Day is almost here, and SWFL has many ways to celebrate the occasion. Check online for details on all the firework displays around town. If the big fireworks displays aren’t your thing and you absolutely insist on doing fireworks yourself, there are many safety factors to consider:
Fireworks and power lines do not mix!
Fireworks should only be lit in open areas where there are absolutely no power lines in sight. Should a firework accidentally come in contact with an overhead power line, call your utility and 911 immediately. If you are an LCEC customer, you should call 239-656-2300.
All fireworks are dangerous!
The U.S. Fire Administration estimates an average of 9,300 fireworks-related injuries per year. These injuries don’t just include large-scale fireworks, but also firecrackers, rockets and sparklers which burn at around 2,000 degrees!
Additional safety tips from the U.S. Product Safety Commission include:
• Children should never, ever help adults with fireworks. Do not give children fireworks or sparklers.
• Firework spectators should be at least 20 feet away and not downwind of fireworks.
• Only light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from anything flammable.
• Read all instructions on fireworks!
• Keep water close by in care of fire.
• If your fireworks don’t light or malfunction, never try to relight!
Remember, the big firework shows in town are put on by professionals and supervised by firefighters. These are safe and fun ways to celebrate the Fourth of July while keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.
However you choose to celebrate, be safe and ENJOY! Happy Independence Day from LCEC!
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