Fireworks Safety

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Fourth of July - Fireworks Safety

Common sense and yet good to know!

Safety tips for public fireworks displays:

- Obey all ushers or monitors and respect safety barriers.

- Don’t get close to the actual firing site.

- If you find an unexploded firework component, do not touch it – immediately contact the local fire or police department.

-  Leave your own fireworks at home.

Safety tips for home fireworks displays: 

- Buy fireworks only from licensed outlets. Follow package directions. Store fireworks in a dry, cool place.

- Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.

- Never allow young children to play with fireworks, not even sparklers. Supervise older children closely.

-  Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from flammable materials. Keep water nearby. Be sure people are out of range before lighting fireworks.

- Light one at a time, then move back quickly. Never stand over fireworks when lighting. Do not try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Douse and soak them with water and throw them away.

- Never ignite fireworks in any kind of container.

- Never experiment with homemade or altered fireworks.

- Never carry fireworks in your pocket, point or throw fireworks at people or animals, or use fireworks as weapons. -

- Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them.