Fireworks Safety on Multifamily Properties


Posted On: July 1, 2020

In a couple of days, we celebrate Independence Day and the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. Usually, it is a time for food, friends, family, and fun. That fun typically includes fireworks, and it’s a good time to talk about fireworks safety.

Historically, most families pack in cars or get to a venue early to find the right spot to watch professional fireworks. However, this year, celebrations will be anything but ordinary. We will celebrate July 4th in the “New Norm.” 

Due to the COVID-19, most cities have postponed their fireworks displays this year. These cancellations may encourage your residents to keep up the 4th fireworks tradition on your property.

Beautiful but dangerous

Fireworks are beautiful but can also be a nuisance and are illegal in most cities. Yet, the firework stands are doing more business than ever. One company in Ohio reports a 115% increase in sales this year.  

Fireworks can cause significant property loss and damage. Lawns, shrubs, trees, bark, and roofs are just a few things that could go up in flames due to fireworks. It is safe to say that managers should remind residents what their rules are as it pertains to the discharging of fireworks on the property. You can also post a fireworks safety poster- like the one to the right- in your common areas.

You might also consider encouraging your residents to use safer alternatives, like glow sticks, confetti poppers, or colored streamers. 

The Navigate Family wishes everyone a very safe holiday. We hope you join us in celebrating the Fourth of July!



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