Enjoy A Safe and Fun Fourth of July This Summer

June 30, 2015

Each summer, millions of people all over America make plans to celebrate our country’s independence on the 4th of July. With endless options from small family gatherings to large fireworks viewings, it is safe to say that there is something out there for everyone.

Choosing to host a 4th of July party is often a great way to bring family and friends together, but brings with it some responsibilities.

Nothing can ruin a festive celebration like overlooking some important details that lead to a disaster. Ensure the safety of your company and your home this summer by following these basic guidelines:


If you have decided to include a fireworks display at your gathering, you need to be extra careful with your precautions. Once you have checked that you are in an area where shooting fireworks is within the boundaries of local laws, you still need to take some steps to make sure your spectacle goes off without a hitch. Here are some general rules to follow:

  • Never allow small children to operate fireworks, and make sure they enjoy the show from an especially safe distance.
  • Always keep an emergency water supply nearby.
  • Never attempt to re-light a firework that didn’t shoot properly.
  • Always aim fireworks away from other people, structures, or roads.
  • Never attempt to light more than one firework at a time
  • Always wear eye protection when lighting fireworks


Lighting up the grill is about as American as any tradition, as just the smell of a roaring grill is enough to bring back memories of past gatherings.

Make surely everyone is able to safely and thoroughly enjoy your grilled up delights by never leaving the grill unsupervised. Make sure you are grilling in an open, well-ventilated area and that young children and pets stay a safe distance from the flame.

Using long-handled tools is the safest way to handle anything cooking on the hot grill, and be sure no tree branches are hanging directly above the grill. Energy only changes form, remember, so all it takes is a dry branch too close to the heat source to spark into a catastrophe.


For those who are lucky enough to have a pool at their home, it is vitally important to preach safe swimming practices. Swimming pools and 4th of July parties go hand-in-hand, so make sure every gets the most out of the celebration in a safe manner.

Never leave swimmers unsupervised, no matter their age. It is also a great idea to make sure young children are always adequately coated in sunblock, as a mid-summer Middle Tennessee sun can wreak havoc on their skin. Consult your child’s doctor for their recommended SPF level.

Be Responsible!

Adults have always enjoyed holiday gatherings in ways that young children simply can’t. Remember: drinking and driving is a serious offense that will not only land you in jail, but also put your life and the lives of others in extreme danger.

With all the activity happening on the 4th of July, be safe and either designate a driver or just simply do not partake. It is a very serious matter than should be prepared for and dealt with the safety of yourself and others in mind.

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No matter how you choose to celebrate the 4th of July this summer, please remember to be safe and enjoy the company of friends and family. If you would like to host any holiday party at a brand new custom home, give Heritage Custom Homes a call today!