Tag: july fourth

Firefighters urge caution near fireworks on Independence Day

Independence Day, unfortunately, is one of the busiest days of the year for firefighters. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year, and two out of five are fireworks-related incidents.

Beware of food risks on the Fourth

Traffic accidents or burns from fireworks may not be the greatest risk you’ll face on the 4th of July. Your biggest enemy could be the food you consume if you don’t handle, prepare and store it safely. Warm weather is a contributing factor, and sanitation can be tricky away from your own kitchen.

David Reynolds: One America!

Column by David Reynolds Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   How was your coffee this morning? If it was a special blend it was likely very good. If not, if there was no theme, you may have spit it out. Next Question: How do you believe the experiment is going? You know, the great American experiment. […]