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Updated on Jul 2, 2013

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Food is on the grill, the music is playing, drinks are in the cooler, and friends are assembling on your patio. What’s left? FIREWORKS!

Professionals will tell you to leave the firework display to them. There are a number of free fireworks display put on by surrounding Communities each year. They don’t cost you a dime and you can enjoy the display of color sitting on a picnic blanket surrounded by family and friends. Also, know the laws in your community. Using fireworks illegally could result in a fine and put a damper on your festivities.

However, if you choose to provide your own fireworks, keep these tips in mind:

1. Keep children away.

Children should stand at least 10 feet away from anyone setting off fireworks. Also, an adult should pick up remnants of used fireworks, not children.


2. Create and practice sparkler etiquette.

The tip of a sparkler, the ember color that children are drawn to, burns at 1200 degrees. Touching the tip could result in 3rd degree burns to your children. If your children do handle the sparkler, make sure they keep it away from their eyes, hair and body. “Keep it an arm’s length” is a good rule to follow. Wear close-toe shoes to avoid burns should the sparkler fall out of their hands.


3. Water and a cell phone.

Keep both of these nearby should your fireworks start a fire. You’ll need the water to douse the flames and the cell phone to call the fire department.


4. Don’t throw sparklers into waterways or on lawns.

They should be placed in water for 20 minutes then disposed in the garbage. If fireworks land in a neighbor’s fenced yard, tell them so they can remove the fireworks properly. No one wants to be the reason for a neighborhood fire, so act responsibly.

Enjoy a fun and safe Independence Day.

Margie Wright with EXIT Triple "E" Realty provides services for Lakeway Area TN Homes For Sale and Lakeway Area TN Real Estate For Sale to homebuyers and home sellers in Morristown, Russellville, Talbott, Jefferson City, Dandridge, Bean Station and surrounding areas.

Each EXIT office is independently owned and operated

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West Valley Medical Center contributed to this blog.
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