As we approach the much-anticipated Fourth of July celebrations, the Boone County Commissioners are dedicated to ensuring the utmost safety and well-being of our community.
Independence Day festivities often involve various activities, including fireworks, barbecues, and outdoor gatherings. It is crucial that we all take comprehensive safety precautions to prevent accidents, injuries, and property damage during this time of celebration.
To ensure a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July, we urge all residents to prioritize the following safety measures:
- Purchase fireworks from licensed vendors and choose products that comply with safety standards and local regulations.
- Designate a responsible adult to oversee fireworks activities and ensure compliance with safety guidelines.
- Dispose of used fireworks by soaking them in a bucket of water or a metal container.
- Place the grill in a well-ventilated outdoor area away from combustible materials, overhanging structures, or low-hanging tree branches.
- Ensure the grill is thoroughly cleaned and maintained to prevent flare-ups.
- Never leave the grill unattended while in use and keep children and pets away from the cooking area.
- Stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen, hats, and lightweight clothing.
- Keep a close eye on children near pools, lakes, or other bodies of water and never leave them unattended.
- Practice proper water safety measures and ensure that life jackets are worn by individuals engaging in water activities.
- Loud noises from fireworks can be distressing for pets. Keep them in a secure and comfortable environment indoors to minimize anxiety.
- Ensure pets have proper identification tags and microchips in case they become lost or frightened and try to escape.
“During this Fourth of July, as we gather to celebrate our nation’s independence, I extend my warmest wishes for a joyous and safe holiday to all residents of Boone County,” said Boone County Commissioner President Donnie Lawson.