Tips for Fireworks and Beach Safety in Myrtle Beach
We know that summer in Myrtle Beach is the most fun that can be had, but it’s important to be safe while having a good time! We chatted with Lt. Johnathan Evans from the Myrtle Beach Fire Department who gave us some wonderful tips for fireworks and beach safety in Myrtle Bech:
Myrtle Beach Fireworks Safety
•Please be aware that fireworks are illegal to possess or use in the city of Myrtle Beach, and a fine will be issued if you do shoot off fireworks in city limits.
•You may use fireworks in surrounding areas, but be careful when using them!
•Keep fireworks away from those who are not in charge of lighting them
•Please do not shoot or throw fireworks at other people
•Be sure to keep an extinguishing agent on hand in case of emergency
•Never relight a firework as there is the danger of premature explosion
•Be mindful of the law and always keep in mind that fireworks are illegal in Myrtle Beach city limits.
Myrtle Beach Beach Safety
When on the beach, be sure to:
•Always be aware of your surroundings
•Look out for rip currents. If you get caught in a rip current, be sure not to fight it and mindfully swim parallel to the beach. Once you feel the current pull away, try to swim back to shore.
•Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water!
•Bring sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15
•Pay attention to the beach flags. Green means low hazard; yellow means medium hazard; red means high hazard; double red means dangerous water conditions/difficult to swim; blue means potentially dangerous marine life.