Play it Safe. Disaster Recovery Tip #26

With the Fourth of July weekend within reach, Americans are gearing up for beach vacations, backyard barbecues, patriotic parades and vibrant firework displays. As anticipation and excitement builds, it is important to take precautionary measures to prepare for a safe holiday. The tips below will help you safely enjoy for this weekend's festivities.

  • Use Caution When Dealing with Fire – According to FEMA, humans cause over 90% of wildfires. The sparks from a firework and/or outdoor grill can easily ignite dry land and generate dangerous wildfires. Click here for more summer fire safety tips from FEMA.
  • Be Aware of your Surroundings – While there has been no specific or credible information that terrorists intend to strike over the upcoming holiday weekend, The Department of Homeland Security urges Americans to remain vigilant.
  • Prepare to Travel Safely – AAA projects that 34.9 million Americans will travel 100 miles or more during the Independence Day weekend. Click here for travel safety tips from the Red Cross.
  • Practice Firework Safety – According to FEMA, 73 percent of fireworks injuries occurred between June 18th and July 18th. To protect your family and employees, click here for a variety of resources from The National Council of Firework Safety.



Be on the lookout for next week's Disaster Recovery tip from Agility. If you have additional questions or would like to talk with a recovery professional about your business continuity needs visit www.agilityrecovery.com or call 866-364-9696

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