Fireworks Safety

The National Council on Fireworks Safety offers the following fireworks safety tips:fireworks

  • Purchase your fireworks from a reliable source
  • Always read and follow the label directions.
  • Have an adult present.
  • Use outdoors only.
  • Always have water handy (a garden hose or bucket).
  • Never experiment or make your own fireworks
  • Light only one firework at a time.
  • Never re-light a “dud” firework (wait 15 to 20 minutes then soak it in a bucket of water).
  • Never give fireworks to small children.
  • Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trashcan.
  • Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
  • Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
  • The shooter should always wear eye protection and never have any part of their body over the firework.
  • Stay away from illegal explosives.