Fireworks Safety Tips

Using fireworks on our nation's birthday is as traditional as cookouts and parades. And it is equally safe if a few common sense rules are followed. You can promote and teach firework safety by using fireworks responsibly and setting a good example for children.  
It’s a good idea to have a designated shooter that knows each firework; how it performs and how to safely light it.  Make your celebration a fantastic show for the family.
 
Here are a few tips:

•    Parents should not allow young children to handle fireworks.
•    Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.
•    Do not hold a firework in your hand unless specifically stated in the caution label.
•    Fireworks should only be used outdoors.
•    Always have water ready, both in a bucket and in a charged hose, if you are using fireworks.
•    Obey local laws and be neighborhood courteous.
•    Wear eye protection (safety glasses) whenever using fireworks.
•    Only light one firework at a time.
•    Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait a few minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
•    Used fireworks should be soaked with water and placed in a nonflammable trash can outside; several feet away from a house, garage, deck area or anything else flammable. 
•    Do not use homemade fireworks, professional fireworks or illegal explosives; they can kill you!

 
Let this 4th of July celebration be the happiest and safest celebration ever.