Firework Safety Tips

firwork injuriesFireworks Safety – Common Sense Tips for Staying Safe

Last year, CPSC received reports of six men who were killed by professional-grade, homemade or banned firework devices.  In addition, an estimated 8,700 consumers were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries.

  • Know your fireworks; Read the warning labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  • Have a designated shooter to organize and shoot your family show.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.
  • Parents and caretakers should always closely supervise teens if they are using fireworks.
  • Parents should not allow young children to handle or use fireworks.
  • Fireworks should only be used outdoors.
  • Always have water ready if you are shooting fireworks.
  • Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them.
  • Wear safety glasses whenever using fireworks.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework.  Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Soak spent fireworks with water before placing them in an outdoor garbage can.
  • Never attempt to alter or modify consumer fireworks and use them only in the manner in which they were intended.
  • Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.
  • Be courteous of your neighbors – do your firework observations at a reasonable hour 🙂

For a full list of consumer fireworks safety tips and a safety video, please visit

Kingdom Husband Part 2

Kingdom Husband Part 2 (Dr. Tony Evans)

  1. You cannot be a savior without carrying a cross… Jesus is the example of how a husband should love his wife even unto death.
  2.  Jacob worked 14 years to earn Rachel hand in marriage – he had to prove it – work for up – demonstrate it.  Your wife will respond to your demonstrations more than your words.
  3. Sometimes in baseball sometimes the batter wants to hit a home run but the 3rd base coach says he has to bunt – he has to sacrifice his desires to his authority to advance the good of another
  4. Jesus is a full time savior – He expects you to love your wife full-time
  5. When you are dating there are a lot of times that the woman is not sure of the man but he kicks it into high gear and swoons her – she is then responds that is how she is programmed to respond – treat your wife as good as you did when you were dating and she will respond like she did when you were dating