Letter: 4th of July Safety

Letter: 4th of July Safety

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

As Fourth of July approaches, I wanted to share some important safety information.

Did you know sparklers cause more injuries to children under five than any other type of fireworks? If you or someone you know is planning on setting off fireworks, please visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/prevention/fmfireworks.htm#permissible for firework safety information as well as a list of permissible fireworks. Please review the fireworks safety tips as tragedy can strike within seconds when fireworks are not properly and safely used.

If you plan on celebrating with alcohol on the Fourth of July, please consider using SoberRide’s free cab ride home, up to a $30 fare. SoberRide is offering free cab rides starting Saturday, July 4, at 10 p.m.. until Sunday, July 5 at 4 a.m. You must be 21 or older to use this service. Some restrictions apply, see www.soberride.com for more details or call WRAP at 703-893-0461.

As always, if I can be of assistance to you, please feel free to contact me.

PFC Tara Gerhard

Crime Prevention Specialist

Sully District Station

4900 Stonecroft Blvd