How to keep your family safe this Fourth of July - KMSP-TV

How to keep your family safe this Fourth of July

Posted: Updated:
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

Help your family stay safe this Fourth of July with the following tips from Renee Zarr, Kohl's Injury Prevention Education Coordinator.

Learn more online at www.childrensdmc.org/KIPP.


 
Facts:

  • around the Fourth of July, thousands of children and adults are injured by fireworks
  • the risk of firework injuries is greatest to children ages 5-19 and adults 25-44
  • nearly 90% of emergency room firework related injuries are from ones that are legal


Safety Tips:

  • always follow city and state laws
  • children should NEVER light fireworks
  • all bystanders should stay a safe distance away
  • never re-light fireworks
  • Sparklers are not "safe" - they burn around 1,200 degrees
  • always keep a hose, bucket of water and fire extinguisher close by
  • thoroughly soak in water all used and "dud" fireworks before throwing them away
  • make sure all unused fireworks and lighters are stored in a dry, cool area out of children's reach
  • safest way to see fireworks is at a public display
  • Log on to michiganfireworks.com to search by date, city or county
  • MorningsMorningsMore>>

  • St. Clair Riverfest July 25-27

    St. Clair Riverfest July 25-27

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:54:46 GMT
    Chuck and Kellie Broaddus, owners of Broadco Property Restoration in Clinton Township, join "The Nine" to talk about the St. Clair Riverfest. The 9th Annual Meijer St. Clair Riverfest runs from July 25-27, the festival runs in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the St. Clair River Classic Offshore Powerboat Race.
    Chuck and Kellie Broaddus, owners of Broadco Property Restoration in Clinton Township, join "The Nine" to talk about the St. Clair Riverfest. The 9th Annual Meijer St. Clair Riverfest runs from July 25-27, the festival runs in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the St. Clair River Classic Offshore Powerboat Race.
  • JOB SHOP: The DOPE Project for Youth

    JOB SHOP: The DOPE Project for Youth

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:17:02 GMT
    The DOPE Project (TDP) is not a typical boring lecture, or a traditional class, it instead allows kids to interact with business leaders and professionals as if they are in the real workplace.
    The DOPE Project (TDP) is not a typical boring lecture, or a traditional class, it instead allows kids to interact with business leaders and professionals as if they are in the real workplace.
  • Out and About: Goldfish Swim School

    Out and About: Goldfish Swim School

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:49:09 GMT
    Fox 2's Jessica Starr took her son Noah out and about to check out the Goldfish Swim School.
    Fox 2's Jessica Starr took her son Noah out and about to check out the Goldfish Swim School.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices