5 Simple Reminders for Being Safe on the 4th of July!

Every year, we patriots like to celebrate the birth of our country on July 4th.¬† Here at Misty Mountain Soy Candles¬†we’ve compiled some simple reminders on how to be safe and have fun on the 4th for the entire family.¬† Some of these may seem obvious, but the statistics say otherwise.¬† Let’s all do our part to stay safe and have a fun July 4th!¬†

1. Check your local laws.   Some states have specific laws, so you'll want to make sure what's legal in your state.  You can check it out at:  State Law Directory (americanpyro.com)
2. Supervise your kids.  Seems like a no-brainer, of course keep them away from all fireworks, but don't underestimate something as simple as a sparkler.  A sparkler can cause 3rd degree burns, so exercise caution. And once you've established a safe area to launch in, (flat, no trees, no wind), then ensure that everyone stands back at a safe distance to watch. You can rope off an area so that no one except the responsible, sober adult is in that area and only to light the fuse and get out of the way fast.
3. Keep pets inside as they can become frightened of the loud sounds and activity. Ensure your animals are wearing collars with ID info as more pets run away on July 4th than any other day. Give your pets a secure place such as a crate or bed so they feel safe. You can also close the windows and blinds for more security.
4. Never hold a firework and light it. Make sure the fireworks are on the ground/launchpad and light the fuse and move quickly away to avoid injury. Light one at a time and NEVER shorten a fuse and never try to relight a "dud". Take care when lighting a fuse, and wear eye protection.
5. Have a Happy 4th by being prepared for issues. Keep a bucket of water, a hose, and/or a fire extinguisher handy to be able to put out any fires that may occur. You can use the bucket of water to soak all used fireworks in to ensure they can be thrown in the trash safely.

Quick Facts: 

On July 4th, 1776, America only had a population of 2.5 million!

The first fireworks were witnessed in 1777 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

The first person to sign the Declaration of Independence was John Hancock who was the President of the Congress at the time.  It was also the largest signature on the document!

 Americans will eat approximately 150 million hotdogs this July 4th.  Better get the antacid ready! 

You may like our Campfire scented "Light My Fire" soy candle.
You may also like our Caramel popcorn scented "Life Is A Carnival" soy candle.
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