Remember these firework safety tips to have an injury-free Independence Day



Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.

  • Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.

  • A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.

  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.

  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.

  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.

  • Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.

  • Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.

  • Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.

  • Never carry fireworks in your POCKET or shoot them into METAL or GLASS containers.

  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.

  • Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.

  • FAA regulations PROHIBIT the possession and transportation of fireworks in your checked baggage or carry-on luggage.

  • Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.

And let’s not forget the safety of our pets!

  • Don’t bring your pets to a fireworks display, even a small one.

  • If fireworks are being used near your home, put your pet in a safe, interior room to avoid exposure to the sound.

  • Make sure your pet has an identification tag, in case it runs off during a fireworks display.

  • Never shoot fireworks of any kind (consumer fireworks, sparklers, fountains, etc.) near pets.


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