The Fourth of July holiday is coming, a time when millions will enjoy the outdoors, watch fireworks or host a family picnic. The American Red Cross wants everyone to enjoy their holiday and offers safety steps they can follow.
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public firework show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show. Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks.
If you are setting fireworks at home, follow these safety steps:
As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the Tonto National Forest wants to remind visitors that Stage II Fire Restrictions and two area closures remain in place due to the extreme fire danger we are currently experiencing. Visitors are also reminded that fireworks and all pyrotechnic devices are always prohibited on national forest lands.
The Fourth of July holiday will soon be here and many of us will enjoy the outdoors, watch fireworks or host a family picnic. The American Red Cross wants everyone to enjoy their holiday and offers safety steps they can follow.
Motorists play important roles in preventing roadside fires.
The Arizona Department of Transportation encourages motorists to plan ahead for travel during the Independence Day holiday, and also reminds the public of the roles motorists play in preventing brush fires and wildfires near roadways.
Multiple times last month, brush fires ignited by vehicles or motorists forced highway closures in Arizona. Travelers can minimize the risk of starting fires along Arizona roads by:
· Making sure chains are secured and not dragging, emitting sparks.
The Fourth of July holiday is filled with fireworks, parties and fun festivities, but it can be a dangerous time for family pets. Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC)offers the following safety tips for pets and pet owners: • Don’t take pets with you to fireworks displays. Large crowds and noisy fireworks can frighten dogs. Many animals are scared by the loud noises associated with Fourth of July festivities. It’sbest to leave your pets at home.