The Fourth of July is one of the most exciting holidays of the summer. It’s a time for relaxing with family and friends, barbecues, and, of course, fireworks. However, as one of the busiest weekends in the year, there are several factors that can lead to accidents. Here are four quick tips to ensure you have a safe holiday.
1. Be watchful of children in the water
Keep an eye on kids who are near water. Be especially watchful of younger children and those who aren’t strong swimmers. Make sure you are within arm’s length in case there’s an accident, and don’t allow children to run, push or dunk each other.
2. Cook and grill safely
From 2009 to 2013, an average of 8,900 home fires involved grills, barbecues or hibachis, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Whether you are grilling at …