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July Fourth Fire Safety Tips!

Happy Independence Day! With Star Montessori closed on Tuesday, July 4th, we know a lot of our students will want to celebrate the fourth of July in full force. Everyone knows that July 4th is all about eating great BBQ, sitting around with the family, and watching/enjoying fireworks! Since we want to see all of our students have a great time, safely, we came up with a fire safety list. FEMA has come up with a top ten list that we think will be extremely useful for you and your family this holiday week! Check it out:

  1. Be sure fireworks are legal in your area before using or buying them.

  2. Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities and never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks. Sparklers alone account for one quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries.

  3. If you set off fireworks, keep a bucket of water handy in case of malfunction or fire.

  4. If fireworks malfunction, don’t relight them! Douse and soak them with water then throw them away.

  5. Never ignite fireworks in a container, especially one that is glass or metal.

  6. Use your grill well away from your home and deck railings, and out from under branches or overhangs.

  7. Open your gas grill before lighting.

  8. Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below your gas or propane grill so it cannot be ignited.

  9. Declare a three-foot "kid and pet-free zone" around the grill to keep them safe.

  10. Avoid loose clothing that can catch fire when cooking on the grill.

We hope you all have a great fourth of July and Happy Independence day! USA USA USA


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