We hope you have a wonderful Independence Day on Tuesday! In order to keep you, your family, pets, and neighbors safe, please consider the following tips as you put the finishing touches on your celebration.
Fireworks: Verify local ordinances before purchasing and/or using fireworks. Store in a cool, dry place, away from children and pets. Read directions before use, and always have a bucket of water and a hose handy. Never attempt to re-light fireworks.
Pets: More pets get lost on July 4th than any other day of the year. Exercise your furry friends before the festivities and keep them inside as much as possible. If you need to take them out, ensure they have a tag with your contact information. Lastly, common Fourth of July items such as alcoholic beverages, citronella candles, and glow sticks can be toxic to pets and should be stowed out of their reach.
Grilling: Keep the grill out in the open and far away from anything that could catch fire: the house, deck, tree branches. Be sure to use long-handled tools especially made for grilling to keep the chef safe. Make sure children and pets stay far away from the grill, and always supervise the grill when in use.
We hope you have a great time celebrating the birth of our nation!
Bayfield Marshal's Office