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Firework Safety Tips


Keeping Kids and Pets Safe During The Fireworks

Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks  ~Have a designated adult supervise fireworks activities ~ Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.

Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly~ Never put your head over a tube that has a firework in it. Hands, eyes, and faces get burnt every year when people stand too close.

For ground fireworks, stand back a minimum of 35-50 feet~ For aerial fireworks, stand back at least 150 feet

Keep Your Dog Away From Fireworks-Don’t take your dogs to fireworks shows and don’t leave them outside during Fireworks ~Make Sure Your Pet Has Proper ID-Ensure that the information on your pet’s collar is current and make sure your dog is microchipped and has a GPS device

Create a Safe Haven for Your Dog. Create a place where your dog will hopefully feel comfortable. Try setting up an area in a quiet space away from windows, such as a basement or a larger closet. so that they can’t hear or see fireworks. Use a crate if that’s where your dog feels safe, and make sure to provide them with familiar toys and treats.

Play White Noise- You can try leaving a fan, TV, or sound machine on to help mask the sounds of the fireworks.

Walk Them Before the Fireworks Start-Head out for your long walk before the sun sets to increase the chances that you’ll avoid the sounds. When you do go out, you’ll want to ensure your dog is secure on a leash before your walk. Double-check the fit of your dog’s collar or harness before going outside. A leash, even if you have a fenced-in area


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