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Firework Awareness

Each July Fourth, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks.  If you plan to celebrate July Fourth with fireworks, please take time to consider the risks and familiarize yourself with safety tips by visiting the Firework Information Center provided by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commision.

Workplace Emergency Plans

Like individuals and families, schools, daycare providers, workplaces, neighborhoods and apartment buildings should all have site-specific emergency plans.

Ask about plans at the places where your family spends the most time: work, school and other places you frequent. If none exist, consider volunteering to help develop one. You will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead, and communicate with others in advance.

For more information on working together, visit Citizen Corps.


Make sure your workplace has a building evacuation plan that is regularly practiced.

Visit the section for helpful tips, such as:

  • Take a critical look at your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system to determine if it is secure or if it could feasibly be upgraded to better filter potential contaminants, and be sure you know how to turn it off if you need to.
  • Think about what to do if your employees can't go home.
  • Make sure you have appropriate supplies on hand.
  • Read more at Build a Kit and Staying Put.


Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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