Monday, July 2, 2012

Fireworks Safety Tips

With the 4th of July just a few days away and all the impending celebration, we thought it'd be a good idea to just review some basic safety tips when it comes to Fireworks.

Because, let's face it, while fireworks are a lot of fun, it's a dry, particularly hot summer--so extra precaution is definitely needed.

The following tips come from The National Council on Fireworks Safety, found here


Use fireworks outdoors only.

Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them.

Always have water handy. (A hose or bucket).

Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter them or combine them.

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

Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter and the shooter should wear safety glasses.

Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated shooter."

Only persons over the age of 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type. (Glow-sticks are a great option for younger children!)

Do not ever use homemade fireworks of illegal explosives: They can kill you! Report illegal explosives to the fire or police department in your community.


Remember to be safe and have fun!

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