Washington, DC is one of the best cities to celebrate our nation’s founding. Some of the celebrations, however, can result in easily preventable injuries. Here’s how to celebrate 4th of July this year while making sure you don’t get hurt enjoying the holiday.
BBQ’ing and Picnics
If you’re going to be cooking outdoors this holiday, make sure you follow basic safety tips when grilling. Over 7,000 people a year in the U.S. get injured by simple backyard grills. Making sure your grill station is prepared and safe is the best way to prevent unfortunate injuries from interrupting your celebrations.
Watching the fireworks display from the National Mall is a favorite tradition for many in Washington. Here is a guide for finding the best location to see fireworks displays in the Washington, DC areas. If you plan to set off any fireworks at home, make sure you read up on DC firework regulations to ensure your fireworks are appropriate for where you live. Recently two children in DC were severely injured by illegal fireworks. Many medium to large home fireworks are banned in the district, so be careful you are celebrating legally and safely.
Traveling on the 4th of July
If you are visiting friends or family for the festivities this year, remember these tips about traveling on the 4th:
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