Fireworks Safety

by Justin on July 2, 2007

With the Fourth of July quickly approaching here are some safety tips for those getting ready to light off some fireworks:

  • Do not smoke around or while lighting fireworks (DUH)
  • Keep children away from lighters
  • Buy from trusted sellers
  • Keep a bucket of water around for “dud” fireworks. Do not try to re-light them. Toss them in the “dud bucket” for 15-20 minutes
  • Do not carry fireworks (not even the fun snappers) in your pocket
  • Never point fireworks at another person or living being (be nice to your pets and other animals)
  • No matter how small the firework it, use it outdoors!
  • Do not try to make your own fireworks (another DUH!)

More help is available at The National Council on Fireworks Safety.

Did I miss any? I’m looking for your tips too! Post your comments!

3 comments… read them below or add one

Kristine July 3, 2007 at 10:27 am

Great post on fireworks safety. My company is dedicated to safety, so I always like to see other people writing about it.

I also saw that you linked to the Outdoor Bloggers Summit Blog. Thanks for the link. I’ve added this blog to the supporting blogroll on the OBS blog.


admin July 3, 2007 at 11:55 am

Thanks for the link!

One other thing we do now on the 4th is keep a small bucket with water in it for the kids to drop their used sparklers in. I remember one time when I was a kid I wasn’t rearing shoes and accidentally stepped on a hot sparkler boy did that hurt!


Rex July 5, 2007 at 2:07 pm

Never try to relight a firecracker that goes out.


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