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Finding out about Fireworks Safety

4th of July celebration

4th of July parades

July celebration

Finding out about Fireworks Safety
Isn't the Fourth of July great? In addition to being a celebration of America's independence as a nation, there's no school, lots of families have barbecues or cookouts, and you can go see a fireworks display at night.

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is at a professional display. Some people light sparklers at home or even set off
their own fireworks, but this is dangerous. Some of the people hurt each year aren't the ones setting off the fireworks, but people who are nearby.
It's best to stay away from areas where nonprofessionals are setting off fireworks. Fireworks can cause serious eye injuries, including blindness, if the eye tissue gets damaged or torn. Other common injuries from fireworks include burns to the hands and face, which can leave scars. Someone could even lose one or more fingers if fireworks go off the wrong way. Fireworks can also start fires, which can hurt even more people.
If you know someone who plans to set off fireworks at home, here are some safety tips to share:
  • Only adults should light fireworks.
  • Never use fireworks indoors.
  • Sparklers may seem less dangerous than fireworks, but they get extremely hot — as hot as 1,800° Fahrenheit (982° Celsius). Sparklers can light clothes on fire and can cause kids to get badly burned. That would take the fun out of a great holiday!
  • Be prepared to put out a fire by having a hose or water nearby.
  • Light fireworks one at a time.
  • Stay away from a firework that has not gone off and never try to relight it.
© 1995- 2011 . The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth®. Reprinted with permission.
*Fireworks are illegal in some states

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers more tips here

4th of July celebration

the perfect picnic


escondido vintage fire engine

fire engine in parade

Preheat grill to 375F
1lb or turkey (  & ground beef is very good)
cup grated cheese
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp onion powder (can use finely chopped onion)
tsp worceshire sauce
2 tbsp BBQ sauce
1 egg

grilled burgers

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.  Divide mixture into 4 parts, make equal size patties.
Place on grill for 5 minutes. Flip patty and grill for 5 more minutes or until done.
Add condiments, lettuce, tomato, sliced cheese and ENJOY!

grilling safety tips

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