Firework Safety Guidelines
Fireworks are something that many people enjoy, especially during the summer
months and around the 4th of July, but they can be very dangerous if not used
correctly. While there are many professional shows put on during the summer
months, here are some things to do to make sure your fireworks stay safe:
1. Follow fireworks rules: Many states have rules on what type of fireworks
are legal, but some allow fireworks in all forms. It is important to know what
is legal in your state, and stay within those guidelines!
2. Use a flat, open area: Use an area where the ground is flat, bare dirt,
sand, concrete, or stone. Avoid trees, tall grasses, and buildings.
3. Be considerate of others: While the 4th of July is a time of the year when
people expect fireworks to be used, it is important to be considerate of your
neighbors, and the time that you are shooting them off.
4. Safety perimeter: Make sure any spectators are at least 35 feet away
from the launch zone.
5. Weather conditions: Do not shoot fireworks when it is windy
6. Be prepared for disaster: Have a water hose or buckets of water ready to
go in case there are any accidental fires.
7. Pace yourself: Only light one firework at a time, as this prevents any
issues from arising.
8. Wet used fireworks: Dunking used fireworks in water can help prevent
them from relighting once in the trash can.
9. Supervise children and pets: Do not let children or pets be alone around
fireworks without supervision. Even just a touch of a lit firework can cause
3rd Degree burns.