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Fourth of July Safety Tips by Acadian Ambulance

4 years 9 months 1 day ago Thursday, July 02 2015 Jul 2, 2015 July 02, 2015 11:19 AM July 02, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

Fourth of July Safety Tips by Acadian Ambulance

BATON ROUGE - With the 4th of July holiday just days away, Acadian Ambulance would like to remind the public to celebrate safely.


Leave fireworks to professionals. If you use them, light them outdoors away from buildings, cars and trees.

Do not allow children to light fireworks. Even sparklers can reach a temperature up to 2,000 degrees and can cause burns.

Keep a bucket of water or fire extinguisher nearby in case of rogue sparks.

Wet used fireworks before throwing them away to ensure embers are put out.

If at a pool or on a beach, lake or rivers, make sure everyone, adults and children alike, wears a life jacket.

Don't drink while driving a boat or vehicle.

Don't float in the water near the boat's exhaust, which contains high levels of carbon monoxide.

Don't swim or boat if there is lightning activity nearby.

Watch children who are in or near the water.

Keep pets in the house during fireworks. Secure them in a small interior room with a radio or TV playing to drown out noise. Windows and doors should be closed to keep the noise out and your pet in.

At the beach, know how to spot a rip current and how to escape from one.

Drink water even if you don't feel thirsty.

Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing.

Never text and drive.


WBRZ Channel 2 is proud to continue the tradition created by the Manship Family for more than 46 years.

The largest fireworks show in Louisiana begins at 9 PM on July 4th. Watch from Downtown Baton Rouge or in Port Allen!

For additional information, please call (225) 342-1942.

To download a printable schedule of the above events click here.


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