10 Fireworks Safety Tips to Prevent Injuries

Summer season presents us with many to-do’s. From 4th of July celebrations, to family cookouts and outdoor birthday parties, the fireworks are ready to spark. However, there are some best safety practices to keep in mind to ensure a fun time and safety for all. Here’s 10 fireworks safety tips and best practices to prevent injuries this summer.

  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks.
  • Know your local laws.
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fire.
  • Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper. This is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professionals.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket.
  • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting.
  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities.
  • Use in a Clear, Open Area Away from the Audience.
  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding
  • Keep pets indoors or away from the lighting area; the loud noises and acrid smells can frighten animals into unpredictable behavior.

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