Happy 4th of July!
Here at SERVPRO of North Highlands/Rio Linda we would like to wish everyone a happy and safe independence day.
Firework Safety Recap:
- Only use fireworks in open, flat, inflammable, and sturdy spaces.
- Keep your distance, 60-120 feet for ground based fireworks such as fountain fireworks.
- Once you light it, get as far away as you can.
- Light one firework at a time.
- Keep children safe at all times. A 2014 study showed that 34% of firework related injuries were suffered by children younger then 15.
- Have a safety kit available and know how to treat minor burn. Mayor Clinic: First Aid of minor burns link Here.
- Know what the weather will be like that day, very windy days and push sparks into neighboring houses.
- Keep water nearby. Firefighters use a formula to determine how much water is needed to put out fires. [(length x width of what’s on fire) /3] x percent of involvement = water needed to put our fire. EX: a 10’ x 15 size structure is half way on fire you’ll need 25 gallons of water per min to extinguish.
- Don’t throw used fireworks directly in the trash. Soak the charred remains in a bucket of water to prevent them from igniting other garbage.
- Throw out the dud fireworks. If they do not ignite do not try to light them again and remember to put them in a bucket of water before tossing into the garbage can.
- Check your local laws.
If an unfortunate fire accident happens to your home or business SERVPRO of North Highlands/Rio Linda is always here to help 24 hours a day. Call 916-991-1522