The Law Badgers WANT YOU TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY, RESPONSIBLY

 

AMERICA’s BIRTHDAY

There’s nothing more American than the 4th of July. It’s a day we can all come together, despite our differences, and celebrate the birth of our great country and the many blessings that followed. Celebrations big and small take place literally from sea to shining sea. Phoenix is no different.

Here are some tips on how to enjoy the holiday safely, and avoid injuries that can spoil
all the fun:

1) It’s Phoenix. It’s July. It’s hot. This may seem obvious, but it bears reminding. If you are going outside to celebrate, wear light, loose-fitting clothes. If you are going out during daylight, wear light colors to reflect the sun and a wide-brimmed hat to shade your eyes and face. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water, even when you don’t feel thirsty. Dehydration is a common malady here in the Valley. And, of course, don’t forget the sunscreen!

2) Try not to overdo it on the alcohol. It actually makes you more dehydrated.

3) DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.

Got it? Taxis, Uber and Lyft are available everywhere in the Valley. There really is no excuse.

4) There are awesome fireworks displays for public viewing all around the Valley. Your safest bet is to check out one of those.

5) For you pyromaniacs, please remember that it is wildfire season in Arizona. Do not set off fireworks anywhere where a spark could set brush or dead grass alight. Even small fires grow completely out of control very quickly in this environment – even before first responders can get there. Keep a bucket of water or a hose available at all times to handle accidents. Do not let children use fireworks without close adult supervision. Do not point fireworks at anyone. Except for sparklers (under close adult supervision) do not hold fireworks in your hand when and after lighting. Do not try to relight duds.

Also remember that dogs and other animals may be very afraid of fireworks. Keep a close eye on them.

If we all try to follow these tips we can have a safer holiday. Make it a great celebration, and a safe one!