Firework Safety Tips For Fourth Of July

Every year thousands of people are hospitalized due to firework related accidents, many of these incidents involving children and young adults. A majority of these incidents are due to professional, homemade or illegal fireworks or explosives.

These Tips are as follows:

  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks
  • Older children should use them only under close adult supervision
  • Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear
  • Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands
  • Never light them indoors
  • Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting
  • Never ignite devices in a container
  • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks
  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fire
  • Never use illegal fireworks

On average nearly 19,000 fires each year caused by fireworks.

Author: Ethan Klein

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