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!

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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.

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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!

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Rex July 5, 2007 at 2:07 pm

Never try to relight a firecracker that goes out.

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