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4th of July Safety Advice

For millions of us, July 4th is the day that we celebrate our independence with cookouts, splashing in the pool, and watching fireworks to wind down the day. Whether you plan to celebrate in your backyard, at a park, or in the pool, take a moment to review our safety tips that we have come up with. Review these helpful safety tips with your family to ensure that this 4th of July is memorable, and safe.

Swimming Safety Tips

Here are some simple steps to protect those who use, or go near your swimming pool if you plan on using it this holiday:


    • Never leave children alone when they are in or near the pool-(keep them under active supervision at all times)




    • Make sure children stay away from pool drains, pipes, and other openings




    • Keep life preservers next to the pool




    • Remove swimming toys from the pool when they are not being used


Grilling Safety Tips

There’s nothing better than grilling some burgers and hot dogs on Independence Day. Follow these tips before you fire up your grill:


    1. Never grill indoors


    1. Make sure your grill is clean and the grill trays are free from any grease or fat buildup


    1. Keep your grill a safe distance from flammable objects like porches and decks


    1. Keep pets and children at a safe distance from the grill


    1. Never leave your grill unattended


Firework Safety Tips

Fireworks are a great way to celebrate the holiday, but they can also be very dangerous. Did you know that during the weeks around July 4th on average, 200 people a day end up in the emergency room with fireworks-related injuries? If you plan lighting your own fireworks, follow these safety tips from the National council on Fireworks Safety:


    • Don’t allow young children to handle fireworks


    • Never use fireworks indoors


    • Always have water ready to douse before lighting


    • Know your fireworks. Read the caution label before igniting


Tracy-Driscoll would like to wish you and your family an enjoyable, and safe 4th of July. As always, if you any questions or concerns about your insurance policies, give us a call at 860-589-3434.