Ottawa County Safety Council Monthly Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 16, at Magruder Hospital Conference Center. Lunch and networking are from 11-11:30 a.m. and the meeting and presentation is 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The speaker will be Sgt. Corbin Carpenter of the Port Clinton Police Department. The topic will be school safety and the ALICE program. Please RSVP on or before July 14 to Jessica Kowalski at 419-898-6242.
July is also National Fireworks Safety Month. Using consumer fireworks on our nation’s birthday is as traditional as cookouts and parades. The National Council on Fireworks Safety offers common sense safety tips for using consumer fireworks in the hopes that injuries to consumers can be greatly reduced this season.
• Always have water ready if you are using fireworks.
• Wear safety glasses whenever using fireworks.
• Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
• Lastly, soak spent fireworks with water before placing them in an outdoor, fire resistant garbage can away from buildings and flammable materials.
The National Council on Fireworks Safety urges Americans to follow common sense safety rules this Fourth of July in their holiday celebrations. For more tips, visit their website: fireworkssafety.org.