Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Fourth of July is a fun-filled day spent with family and friends in the backyard grilling, swimming, and watching fabulous firework shows.

Fireworks are beautiful and amazing to watch; however, they can also be incredibly dangerous if not used properly. In order to ensure that you and your family have a safe holiday, here are fireworks safety tips:

  • Children should never be allowed to play with or set off fireworks.
  • An adult needs to constantly be supervising firework activities.
  • Fireworks packaged in brown paper should not be purchased by average consumers. These fireworks were made for the use of professionals.
  • Make sure that you and your families are watching firework shows from a safe distance.
  • If someone is injured by fireworks, immediately call 911.
  • All laws regarding fireworks must be obeyed at all times.
  • Before using fireworks, familiarize yourself by reading all of the labels and directions.
  • Do not set off fireworks while under the influence of alcohol.
  • Safety glasses or goggles should be worn while setting off fireworks.
  • Fireworks should be lit one at a time. After a firework is lit, move a quickly to avoid injury.
  • Fireworks should be used outdoors in an open area.
  • Never try to reuse a “dud”.
  • Always have water nearby to soak used fireworks.
  • Do not use or create homemade fireworks.
  • Remember to report the use of illegal explosives to your local police or fire departments.



CDC-Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tips: Leave Fireworks to Professionals

The National Council on Fireworks Safety- Safety Tips

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