Taking a Stand: Fourth of July

Taking a Stand: Fourth of July

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - As we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend, we ask that you be safe, be respectful of others and, most importantly, remember why we are celebrating.

Here are a few recommended firework safety tips that can keep you and your family safe:

  • Start with reviewing your community firework ordinance.  You can visit your city or county websites for dates and times.
  • Know your fireworks… read the caution labels before using.
  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.  Never relight a dud firework.
  • A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities.

These tips seem logical and elementary, yet many area hospitals see an uptick in injuries related to fireworks around the holiday.

When lighting fireworks, please be mindful of your environment and surroundings.

Be respectful of your neighbors.  You and I may love the window-ratting explosions, but some prefer the peace and quiet of the holiday.

Finally…never forget why we are celebrating.  It's our country's birthday, a time to reflect on our Liberty, Independence and Freedom.

At some point over the holiday weekend consider for a few moments your own sense of the meaning.

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