Firework safety Fire Prevention
According to the National Fire protection agency Fireworks were the cause of over 19,500 fires in the US totaling $105 Million dollars in property damage in 2018. There is a reason why fireworks are banned from state and federal parks and federal forested land. They have the danger of causing a fire. Even sparklers burn at 2000 Degrees Fahrenheit, that is temperatures of some welding torches.
So, what can we do to celebrate with fireworks safely?
- Leave it to a professional is our #1 tip they have the knowledge and expertise. They also think about the safety of the space and products they are using.
- Keep out of reach of children both fireworks and ignition sources
- Follow the labels and directions.
- Have a water bucket and or hose handy.
- Keep pets inside they are frightened by them and could bark and run toward a firework causing it to malfunction injuring them or others or starting a fire.
- Use firework out of doors only and scope the area to ensure that there are no combustible materials that could catch fire from a spark.
- Don’t hold fireworks in your hand or throw lit fireworks period, let alone at someone.
- Only adults should be lighting fireworks keep Children and pets away.
- Never relight dud fireworks or fuses that are shorter than other like fireworks
- Light and get away never stand over or be so close that you could be hit by the firework should it tilt or fall.
- Fireworks packaged in brown paper are a sign that they were made for professional events and should be left to them.
Remember we are Fire Damage cleaning experts. Should your home or business be damaged by fire of any kind, you can trust the professionals at SERVPRO of West Forsyth County. It is best to call us directly 336-946-1131.