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Child Guidance Center remains open to serve the mental health needs of the families of Duval County during the COVID crisis. Our operations may have changed, but we haven’t! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we may be of service to you and your children. Our (904) 448-4700 number is monitored throughout every week day. Our mobile crisis team is responsive 24/7 for mental health crisis situations. (904) 982-4911. Please stay safe and contact us, (904) 448-4700, if you need us.

A Little Fireworks Safety

Independence Day Celebration is never complete without fireworks. Depending on your county of residence and its rules you may decide on having your own personal show in your backyard. We thought you might appreciate a few Fireworks Safety Tips:

  • Parents, always closely supervise teens if they are using fireworks.
  • Young children should never handle or use fireworks.
  • Fireworks should only be used outdoors.
  • Always have water close by.
  • Know your fireworks. Read the caution label before igniting.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix!
  • Wear safety glasses whenever using fireworks.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Soak spent fireworks with water before placing them in an outdoor garbage can.
  • Avoid using homemade fireworks or illegal explosives: They can kill you!
  • Always remain standing while using sparklers.
  • Never hold a child in your arms while using sparklers.
  • Never hold, or light, more than one sparkler at a time.
  • Never throw sparklers.
  • Sparkler wire and sticks remain hot long after the flame has gone out. Be sure to drop spent sparklers in a bucket of water.
  • Teach children not to wave sparklers, or run, while holding sparklers.

Have a wonderful weekend and HAPPY 4th!!!