Tips to a Safe and Successful Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July approaching, family and friends gather around for food, festivities, and fun. Along with this, however, comes dangers such as fireworks, sparklers, bonfires, and barbeques.  Clean Response wants to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable, but safe, holiday weekend.


When building a bonfire, only use dry material and make sure that all debris is at least 10 feet away.  To extinguish a fire, Smokey Bear suggests to pour water on all embers until the hissing sounds stop. Remember to keep a fire extinguisher nearby when dealing with bonfires or grills, and always keep children and animals away from these areas.

While most kids love playing with sparklers, it is important to never toss or throw the sparklers, keep the sparklers at an arm’s length distance away, and only light one sparkler at a time.  If dealing with fireworks, please consider Clean Response’s following safety tips and suggestions.

  • Wear protective eye and hand gear
  • Never carry fireworks in your pockets
  • Always have a bucket of waternearby
  • Keep unused fireworks in a closed box
  • Make sure all spectators are 25 to 40 feet away

From all the employees at Clean Response, we wish you a fun, safe holiday weekend.  Happy Fourth of July!

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