Summer is finally upon us! One of the America's favorite summer holidays is the Fourth of July.
People will be gathering together for parades, cookouts, water sports and fireworks. These activities are all very fun, but it is a good idea to remember to take caution while celebrating.
Water sports and fireworks are the two of the biggest pastimes for Fourth of July celebrations, and these are both linked to numerous deaths and injuries each year.
Be a safe swimmer, never swim alone. Alcohol consumption also increases the risk of accidental drowning.
Make sure kid’s water play is adequately supervised at all times.
Many children or adults for that matter drown when other people are nearby, so always have a designated chaperone for water play and don’t assume that others are watching the kids. Statistics show that most young children who drown in pools have been out of site for less than five minutes.
Fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts. But that doesn’t stop people from getting them anyways. Every year there are injuries where people tried to put on their own firework display. Attending fireworks displays organized by professionals is always safer, but you still need to be cautious and keep your eyes open.
Most importantly, have fun with family and friends. From everyone here at Gordon Insurance, happy summer and happy 4th!