Fireworks Safety

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Firework Safety Tips

Safety tips for public fireworks displays:

*Obey all ushers or monitors and respect safety barriers.
*Don’t get close to the actual firing site.
*If you find an unexploded firework component, do not touch it – immediately contact the local fire or police department.
*Leave your own fireworks at home.

Safety tips for home fireworks displays:

*Buy fireworks only from licensed outlets.
*Follow package directions.
*Store fireworks in a dry, cool place.
*Never allow young children to play with fireworks.
*Supervise older children closely.
*Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from flammable materials.
*Keep water nearby.
*Be sure people are out of range before lighting fireworks.
*Light one at a time, then move back quickly.
*Never stand over fireworks when lighting.
*Do not try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks.
*Never ignite fireworks in any kind of container.
*Never experiment with homemade or altered fireworks.
*Never carry fireworks in your pocket, point or throw fireworks at people or animals, or use fireworks as weapons.
*Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them.