Purim Safety

Purim safety

How To Have A Safe and Happy Purim 2020  While not blowing your hand off!

As we come to the Purim holiday. Everyone starts to get into the Purim spirit!  Fun and excitement all around.

 

Unfortunately, This is a time of year where we at Hatzalah Beit Shemesh see over 2000 calls come in on a regular basis. Twice the amount we see on a regular basis.

That’s why we’ve decided to put out this article on how to stay safe and still have a great time! 

 

Our guide is not just for anybody living in Israel but all over the world! 

Here is our list of dos and don’ts that will give you peace of mind and help enjoy your holiday!

When deciding which costume to dress your kids most have small buttons or other items that can become choking hazards. 

Avoid using costumes that have safety pins or other sharp objects as those can cause harm to the child if they come undone. 

Avoid costumes with swords or other pointed objects. We have seen countless times, kids ending up in the ambulance after being hit or poked in the eyes! 

If you can, get a blunt object or something made of plastic!

This is one of our favorites! No child by any means should have or be near explosives! We have seen countless times children severely injuring themselves by playing with explosives on Purim! 

Make sure your children avoid, cap guns, smoke bombs, firecrackers and other paraphernalia.

These lead to severe burns,  or even worse. The majority of our calls on Purim are from children playing with explosives! 

Drinking on Purim is part of the mitzvah. What’s not part of the mitzvah excessive drinking that can lead to alcohol poisoning and a trip to the hospital. 

If you are drinking, try to make sure you know your limits. Always drink water and constantly hydrate yourself throughout the day.

If you see somebody who has had way too much to drink, sit them down, give them water and make sure they don’t move. Keep giving them water and let them settle down. 

We hope that these tips have been helpful to you. Every year our volunteers go out on more calls than you can imagine on Purim! While everyone is enjoying their day, we are out making sure you stay safe! 

That’s why we would love your help! One of the biggest mitzvot on Purim is to give charity, if you would like to donate to Hatzala Beit Shemesh, you can make a tax-deductible donation.

We hope that these tips have been helpful to you. Every year our volunteers go out on more calls than you can imagine on Purim! While everyone is enjoying their day, we are out making sure you stay safe! 

That’s why we would love your help! 

One of the biggest mitzvot on Purim is to give charity, if you would like to help Hazala Beit Shemesh by donating a Purim costume to a child in need, you can make a tax-deductible donation.