‌A Return To Backyard BBQs Safely

Friday, July 2nd, 2021 by | Posted In: Uncategorized

In a call to gather, everyone is ready to get back together again and spend quality time with loved ones celebrating the fact that our country is back on track after a long year and a half battle with COVID-19.  

Celebrations throughout our state will be had to welcome long overdue visits from family members and friends to our backyards again.  While this year, we may have greater reason to celebrate than years past, there is one constant that remains the same year in and year out and that is safety.  Celebrating in a safe manner will help avoid Connecticut personal injuries that can cause lasting damage long after the final drink is poured.

Here are some things you can do when you’re celebrating a return to backyard bbqs this year to help keep yourself and your neighbors and family members safe;

  1. Drink responsibly.  Whether you’re driving or staying put, becoming intoxicated can cause you to make bad decisions which may lead to injury.  
  2. Call a ride share.  If you are drinking and need to get home from the party you are attending, make sure to call a ride share to pick you up.  You can always go back the next day to pick up your car.
  3. Follow all safety instructions on fireworks if you intend to light your own.  Fireworks can be dangerous and will definitely require medical attention if they are not used properly.  Setting off your own fireworks can be fun, but they can also cause serious injury.
  4. Be cautious around water.  Whether you’re celebrating around a pool or at the beach you may want to cool off in the water, but there are dangers found in every body of water and being cautious will help protect you from being injured in the water.
  5. Keep a close eye on the kids.  In large gatherings it can be easy for young kids to wander off and get into something that may cause them injuries.  Make sure to always check in on the kids, even while you’re having a wonderful time.

Spending time with family and friends this year will be even more special than your typical summer celebration.  The one thing that has not changed is the need to avoid a Connecticut personal injury by making sure you are following important safety protocols.

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