Fourth of July Safety

Published 07/02 2014 05:55AM

Updated 07/02 2014 01:36PM

   With the Fourth of July fast approaching we got some safety tips for parents.  Experts say be careful of sparklers, they burn at more than 1,800 degrees, and children should be closely monitored while using them.  Always have a bucket of water handy in case of accidental fires.   You can also toss used sparklers in the buckets to cool them down.
  Have children wear earplugs or other hearing safety devices when attending fireworks displays.   Make sure you keep a close watch on children when they are swimming.  Keep them away from foods that could cause an allergic reaction.  And always keep an eye on children, particularly in crowds or at large events, and have a plan in place with your kids if they get lost.

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