Whether you are hitting the beach or having a backyard barbecue, 501 Pharmacy hopes you have a safe and happy Independence Day. We will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, but will resume our normal hours on Thursday, July 5.
A couple of years ago, the Red Cross issued a great list of safety tips for the fourth of July, that are still very relevant today. You can see the full list here but below we have highlighted some key points to help keep you and your family safe this holiday.
- Never give fireworks to small children, and always follow the instructions on the packaging.
- Keep a supply of water close by as a precaution.
- Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection.
- Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight “a dud.”
- Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.
- Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
- Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks.
- Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use.
- Never grill indoors – not in your house, camper, tent, or any enclosed area.
- Make sure everyone, including the pets, stays away from the grill.
- Keep the grill out in the open, away from the house, the deck, tree branches, or anything that could catch fire.
- Use the long-handled tools specially made for cooking on the grill to keep the chef safe.
- Never add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignited.
Source: American Red Cross
- Never leave your child unattended around water.
- Only allow your children to swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards or a responsible adult.
- If you have a young child or inexperienced swimmer, have them wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket. Even if a child is wearing a life-jacket, they should still never be left unattended.
- Adults should not swim while tired or intoxicated.
- Adults should use the buddy system and never swim alone.
Source: Carolina Convenient Care
We hope you have a great holiday! Don’t forget, we will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.