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Posted on: July 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Holiday Safety Tips

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 Safety: 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. Fireworks are meant for outdoor use only. Township ordinances prohibit fireworks in Township parks, playgrounds, trails, fields or open spaces managed by the Township, unless previously approved by the Township. Permits may be required for larger fireworks displays. Contact the Township’s Fire Marshal at 484-875-6017 with questions.

Pet Safety: 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 Safety: 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. 

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