Sheriff’s Message for SUMMER '17
Warm weather is finally upon us. Children are enjoying summer break and vacations are in full swing. When we think of summer, we think of water activities, bar-be-ques, and fireworks. Along with the thrill and excitement, comes several dangers.
According to the United States Consumer Product safety Commission, an average of 250 people go to the emergency room every day with firework related injuries in the month around the 4th of July holiday. Please follow these tips to stay safe.
Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
A responsible adult should supervise all firework activity.
Only light one firework at a time outdoors in a large open area.
Keep a bucket of water or garden hose nearby.
Never point fireworks towards anyone or objects.
Never attempt to re-light a “dud” firework.
Dispose of used fireworks by wetting them and place them in a metal can away from building and vehicles.
Have children wear gloves while using sparklers.
Host a safe and successful summer bar-be-que. Deputies do not want to become your uninvited guests! Be mindful of your neighbors and that they might not have the same agenda as you. Keep music and other noise to a level only your guests can enjoy but feel free to let the smell from the grill linger. Also keep an eye on small children, especially near water and fire. Macomb County is a great place to call home. Whatever summer activities you find enjoyable, I hope you are able to experience them this summer.
Sheriff Anthony M Wickersham