IDHHS: be “Ready: Whenever. Wherever.” over the holiday weekend
Independence Day festivals and fireworks displays attract large crowds every year, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is reminding Hoosiers to be “Ready: Whenever. Wherever.” when attending events this holiday weekend. One of the best ways to stay safe at any event is to be prepared. Preparation can help ensure safety and calmness in the event of an emergency. Researching the venue ahead of a large event can help individuals plan for any type of emergency that may occur. If there are young children in the family attending an event, explain to them the necessity of safety. While it is best not to scare them, let them know how important it is for them to stay close to the family and stay away from strangers. Fireworks also present a concern during holiday festivals, and Hoosiers should take precautions when handling and watching fireworks this holiday weekend. When watching fireworks displays, always remain a safe distance away from the shooting site. When using sparklers or any smaller fireworks in a crowded area, be mindful of others in the vicinity to ensure personal safety and the safety of others.
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