Top 10 Fireworks Safety Tips for 2019

The following are 10 safety tips when handling fireworks:

1) Adult Supervision

Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks; use every item only under close adult supervision.

2) Read Directions

Read and follow all directions and warnings on labels before lighting.

3) Never Relight

Never try to relight or pick up a “dud” firework! If your fireworks frizzle or don’t go off, consider them duds and douse them with water.

4) Keep a Bucket

Keep a bucket of water or garden hose handy.

5) Flat Level Surface

Use fireworks outdoors only, always on a flat level surface, away from buildings, trees and other flammable and combustible materials.

6) Keep Distance

Make sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.

7) Move Back Quickly

Never place any part of your body over the device when lighting. Light fireworks one at a time and move back quickly.

8) Never Throw Fireworks

Never throw or point fireworks at other people or animals.

9) Dispose Correctly

Dispose correctly. After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.

10) No Fireworks in Pocket

Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.