Join Our Next Twitter Party and Learn How to Stay Safe During Fireworks Show

by Jennifer Sikora

Fireworks. That is the number one thing that will be on everyone’s mind this coming July 4th. My family has already purchased some of the fireworks for our annual summer picnic. Yet we are also thinking about safety. Last year we had a bad accident when a sparkler fell into a box filled with other fireworks. Before we knew what was happening, the entire box exploded and my son’s leg was burned. Turns out, we weren’t alone — there are about 9,000 firework related injuries every year, and more than half of the victims are kids.

pinnable fireworks twitter party

This year, we are going to be a bit more prepared and so can you — join 5 Minutes for Mom and Eye Smart for our next Twitter party on Fireworks safety, just in time for the 4th of July!

What: Join @5minutesformom and @geteyesmart as we discuss Fireworks Safety

Who to follow: @5minutesformom, @susancarraretto, @geteyesmart, @cgdouglass, @jennifer_sikora

When: Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

Time: 8:00pm Eastern time/7:00pm Central time/5:00pm Pacific time

Theme: Fireworks Safety

Party Hashtag: #fireworksafety

Prizes: We will be giving away Amazon Gift Cards during the hour long Twitter Party. Every 15 minutes we will be awarding a new winner with a $25 gift card and the grand prize winner will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

For a safe and fun Independence Day celebration, the American Academy of Ophthalmology urges everyone to follow these five tips:
1. Never let children play with fireworks of any type.
2. View fireworks from at least 500 feet away.
3. Leave it to trained professionals to handle and light fireworks.
4. Respect safety barriers set up to allow pyrotechnicians to do their job safely.
5. If you find unexploded fireworks, do not touch them. Immediately contact your local fire or police departments.

RSVP to the Party!

If you plan on attending the Fireworks Safety party, please RSVP! We would love to know you are coming.


Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Sikora

Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at You can also find her on Twitter at or on Facebook at

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Melissa June 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I love this. My hubs is obsessed with fireworks we actually own a few stands (we don’t work at them) so my kids have grown up around them but they can be so dangerous if care is not taken.


2 Sisters Playing House June 29, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Great topic – one thing that we do whenever we do sparklers is keep a bucket of water for throwing the used sparklers into.


3 Robin O ( July 2, 2012 at 8:47 am

Thank you for organizing the party–I’ll be there!


4 @danitapia88 July 3, 2012 at 7:07 am

Rsvp: @danitapia88
Signed up but don’t see my name!!
Very important topic some mothers forget and its gonna be intrested!!


5 Capability July 3, 2012 at 7:08 am

Thank you for organizing this and I am happy to help spread the word about fireworks safety instead of just getting worked up about it.


6 YVONNE WOODSTOCK July 3, 2012 at 11:11 am



7 Rachel Travis July 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm


RSVP for the twitter party :)


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