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4th of July Safety tips from GlitterStarz

by Meghan Garland June 12, 2019

4th of July Safety tips from GlitterStarz

We are so excited that it’s almost the 4th of July ! Time has FLOWN by this year, and we can’t believe it’s almost halfway over !
4th of July is only three weeks away, and you know what that means…. fireworks, BBQ’s, boating, parades, and FUN ! We can’t wait to see some of our favorite teams, studios, and athletes participate in parades and show off their new teams for the first time this season !
This year, when celebrating the 4th of July, don’t forget to keep safety in mind. Accidents can happen, and are sure to ruin a good time. Here are a few ways to prevent fire & water related accidents, and stay safe this holiday.



While participating in parades and outdoor activities:

  • Don’t forget to wear sunscreen. It should have a sun protection (SPF) of 30 and say "broad-spectrum" , which means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Put it on at least 15 minutes before sun exposure. Re-apply sunscreen every 80 minutes or more often if swimming or sweating.
  • Wear sunglasses and/or a hat to protect your eyes and scalp.
  • Check your sunscreen’s expiration date, as most sunscreens expire within 3 years of purchase.
  • Drink water regularly to keep yourself hydrated.

While playing with fireworks:

  • Don’t point sparklers or fireworks at yourself or others.
  • Never allow young children to handle sparklers or fireworks.
  • Always keep water nearby in case of emergency ( a hose or bucket full of water) as well as a fire extinguisher.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings when lighting sparklers or fireworks, to make sure the area is fire safe and flame resistant.


While participating in Water activities :

  • Always use life preservers on boat rides
  • Make water safety rules for yourself & your family before boating or playing in the water.
  • Always keep a first aid kit handy.
  • Don’t forget to wear and re-apply sunscreen.
  • Make sure anyone who can not swim independently has a chaperone while swimming.


While grilling:

  • Do not grill in an enclosed area such as a garage, or under/near any flammable surface
  • Keep the grill at least two feet away from buildings & trees
  • Make sure you grill on a flat surface
  • Check the gas hose for leaks before your first BBQ of the season
  • Be careful with your choice of clothing, so that drawstrings, sleeves, etc. do not dangle over the grill
  • Keep a fire extinguisher handy


If you follow these tips and tricks, you are sure to have a GREAT 4th of July !! If you’re celebrating the holiday in GlitterStarz gear, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram and Facebook ! :)

Meghan Garland
Meghan Garland

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