Did You Know? Sparklers Can Get As Hot As 1800 Degrees!

Watching fireworks is one of the best parts of a 4th of July celebration, but thousands of people are injured each Independence Day due to firework burns. The best thing you can do is to leave the fireworks displays to the professionals. However, if you choose to set them off yourself, remember the following prior to reaching for the igniter:
Fireworks Safety
• Ask your police department to make sure fireworks are legal in your community
• Never let kids play with fireworks
o Even sparklers can reach 1800 degrees and are the leading cause of injuries associated with fireworks
• Keep your pets inside and out of reach of fireworks
• Put a bucket of water, hose or bottles of water near
• 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 every year, so it’s better to be prepared during your July 4th than to be sorry afterwards. If you plan on setting off fireworks, read these simple steps:
• Take a First-Aid Kit with you
• Pick up a few bottles 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 one to two minutes
o Cover the burn with a clean, sterile cloth
o Never use sticky bandages that adhere to the skin, making the burn even more irritated
o If the burn is bigger than a quarter, seek medical attention
We hope these few suggestions help you feel prepared before celebrating July 4th. Please remember that if you experience any property damage caused by water, fire, mold or storms, Call Paul! We’re available round the clock for all your restoration, reconstruction and remodeling needs.
Happy 4th of July!
-From your friends at Paul Davis