These Babes want to remind you to be safe this weekend
Tips for Staying Safe this Weekend
Jul. 04, 2014
Everyone has serious tips on how to stay safe during the Fourth of July Weekend. Unfortunately, no one likes to read them. So I thought I would combine my favorite two things: babes and safety. After you read these tips, be sure to go to B-DOE’s blog and learn how to avoid becoming “that guy” on Youtube.
1) Do Not Drink and Drive
It’s dangerous + Austin has set up a no refusal weekend.
2) Don’t drink and drive a boat
A BWI is the same as a DWI and just as dangerous. This includes any motorized watercraft (jet skis etc.).
3) Treat fireworks with great respect
Anything that creates fire and explodes can and will do so (even when you are not ready). Don’t burn your hand off because you were not handling them safely!
4) Fireworks start fires
Be aware of where you are setting them off and keep a fire extinguisher and water hose nearby.
5) Fireworks are illegal to possess in the city limits
That’s right. If you even have them with you, you’ll get a ticket.
6) Fireworks scare the shit out of animals
Every year, hundreds of pets run away because they are frightened. Keep an eye on your pup if you can. Turn on the radio (if you leave the house), look into getting a thunder jacket and make sure they are secure before leaving the house.
7) Kids and fireworks do not mix
Have you ever seen my thumb? No. Thanks dad.
8) Be a safe swimmer
Water sports and fireworks are two of the biggest pastimes for Fourth of July celebrations, and these are both linked to numerous deaths and injuries each year. Never swim alone, and make sure that kids' water play is adequately supervised at all times.
9) Apply sunscreen
Both before and during an outdoor party. Ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause both premature aging and skin cancer. Hotdogs should be crisp, not your skin.
10) Drink a lot