Fireworks Safety

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Fireworks Safety

Safety tips for public fireworks displays:

l Obey all ushers or monitors and respect safety barriers. Don’t get close to the actual firing site.

l If you find an unexploded firework component, do not touch it – immediately contact the local fire or police department.

l Leave your own fireworks at home.

Safety tips for home fireworks displays:

l Buy fireworks only from licensed outlets. Follow package directions. Store fireworks in a dry, cool place.

l Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.

l Never allow young children to play with fireworks, not even sparklers. Supervise older children closely.

l Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from flammable materials. Keep water nearby. Be sure people are out of range before lighting fireworks.

l Light one at a time, then move back quickly. Never stand over fireworks when lighting. Do not try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Douse and soak them with water and throw them away.

l Never ignite fireworks in any kind of container.

l Never experiment with homemade or altered fireworks.

l Never carry fireworks in your pocket, point or throw fireworks at people or animals, or use fireworks as weapons.

l Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them.