Fireworks and Hot Summers
We look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, and the Fourth of July. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to fireworks and outdoor cooking. We here at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress/Champions/1960 want our community to know that the best way to protect their families is to not use fireworks at home. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends attending public displays and leaving the lighting of fireworks to the professionals.
During the summer months, house fires are less common but can still be a hazard. Your home is supposed to be a place where you and your family can feel safe and secure. However, there are some seasonal dangers that can catch you off guard if you don't remain vigilant. The two biggest being, cooking/ grilling and fireworks during the summer holidays. We here at SERVPRO have personally seen how fast danger can occur during fun times with family members.
Check out Firework Safety Facts from our friends at the National Fire Protection Association #NFPA
According to NFPA, each July Fourth, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death.
- Be safe. If you want to see fireworks, go to a public show put on by experts.
- Do not use consumer fireworks.
- Keep a close eye on children at events where fireworks are used.
- Fireworks cause an average of almost 18,500 reported fires per year.
- Sparklers account for roughly one-quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries.
NFPA is opposed to consumer use of fireworks. This includes sparklers and firecrackers. Even sparklers burn hot enough to cause third-degree burns.
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STAY SAFE THIS JULY!
~Your Friends at SERVPRO of Katy/Cypress/Champions/1960