Safety Tips

If your state allows the use of consumer fireworks, remember that even legal fireworks can cause injury if they’re not used properly.  Follow these rules to celebrate safely:

  Always have an adult present and never give fireworks to young children, even 

  Remember that alcohol and fireworks do not mix.

  Purchase legal consumer fireworks from a licensed store, stand or tent.

  Read and follow the directions on the labels.

  Only use fireworks outdoors away from buildings on a flat, level, hard, fireproof
          surface that is free from debris.

  Have a working garden hose or bucket of water handy.

  Keep spectators at a safe distance.

  Always wear safety glasses when igniting fireworks.

  Light only one firework at a time.

  Never pick-up or re-ignite a firework that doesn’t light the first time.

  Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device.

  Never throw fireworks at another person.

  Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them from a metal or glass container.

  Allow finished fireworks to stand for at least 20 minutes and submerge in water for at
          least 2 minutes. Drain and place in a plastic bag and dispose outside in a covered 
          trash can