The Lakewood Police Department released the following tips to ensure a safe and happy July 4th celebration for all:
- Never give fireworks to small children and throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures, or flammable materials.
- Sparkler and Fireworks Safety: Always keep a portable fire extinguisher nearby close by. Also, keep a water hose or buckets of water nearby to put out fires.
- Never leave a lit or hot grill unattended.
- Designate a “grill master” to assure children and pets stay away from the flames or hot grill