Tips for a safe, healthy and happy Fourth of July

Some quick reminders for keeping you and your family safe while having fun during the Independence Day holiday.

The Fourth of July brings people together every year just as much as it brings on the heat. With more time spent outdoors and celebrating, the risks of injury and illness increase.

Here are some quick reminders to help protect you as well as your friends and family.

Food safety

Holiday medical care

Norton Immediate Care Centers will be open over the 4th of July and holiday weekend. View wait times or reserve your spot online at:

NortonHealthcare.com/ICC

Or call:

(502) 629-4444

Water safety

Heat safety/Sun safety

  • The only things with burn marks this Fourth of July should be hamburgers and hotdogs, not your skin! Use sunscreen and stay in shaded areas when possible.
  • Drink lots of water and watch for signs of heat exhaustion, which could look like nausea, cramps, confusion or dizziness.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in a hot car, even with the windows down.

Fire Safety

  • When using fireworks, follow instructions carefully and make sure all adults, children and pets are a safe distance away from lit fireworks. Keep a bucket of water nearby in case of fire.

Driving Safety

  • The holiday puts extra drivers on the road; stay alert while driving.
  • Watch out for impaired drivers on the road. Drive sober, and make someone you know doesn’t drive under the influence.
  • If something doesn’t seem right on the road, call 911 and report it.

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