Titan Security Group would like to wish you a happy Independence Day for the 4th of July. Below are safety tips to help you prepare and enjoy the holiday with your friends and family this weekend.
Fireworks Safety Tips
- Eye protection should always be worn when lighting off fireworks.
- Never give fireworks to small children, and never throw or point fireworks toward people, animals, vehicles, or structures and always follow the instructions on the packaging.
- Follow the instructions on the fireworks packaging to ensure steps are followed correctly for safety.
- Keep a supply of water or a fire extinguisher close by as a safety precaution.
Grilling Safety Tips
- Make sure to keep children and pets away from the grill at all times.
- Use the long-handled tools that are explicitly made for cooking on the grill.
- Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use.
- Never grill indoors or in an enclosed area.
Water Safety Tips
- Designate a water onlooker who has the responsibility to supervise people during any in-water activity.
- If you choose to take your family to the water, make sure the area is designated for swimming and has lifeguards on duty. Once there, maintain social distancing, both in and out of the water.
- Wear face coverings on land, especially when physical distancing is difficult. However, do not wear face coverings in the water as it may be difficult to breathe. Don’t share goggles, snorkels, or other personal items when swimming.
Heat-related Safety Tips
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages.
- Avoid any strenuous work outside. If you do need to work outdoors, make sure to stay in the shade as much as possible and to take breaks frequently. Take advantage of the cooler hours in the morning and evening for major work outdoors.
- Make sure to never leave children or pets inside a parked car, even when the windows are cracked. When a vehicle is parked in the sun, the conditions can be very dangerous.
- Apply sunblock and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
As always, if you “See Something, Say Something”. For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. To report suspicious activity, call 855-RPRT-2-S4 (855-777-8274).