Fireworks Safety Tips for a Happy 4th of July - Colonial Adjustment - Colonial Adjustment

Fireworks Safety Tips for a Happy 4th of July

Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!

In observance of the holiday, our office will be closed on Monday, July 4th. As always, our Emergency Claims Service is available 24/7 by calling 800-445-2330. 

Please remember that fireworks are responsible for nearly 16,000 injuries every year, and nearly ½ of all fires reported on July 4th

According to the National Council on Fireworks Safety, here are some tips for keeping you and your guests safe –

  • Use fireworks outdoors only.
  • Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Keep a bucket of water or garden hose handy in case of fire or mishap.
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
  • Never try to relight or pick up a “dud” firework that has not ignited fully.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket.
  • Never shoot fireworks off in metal or glass containers.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Never use fireworks while impaired.