With the Fourth of July approaching, many people are eager to begin their celebrations. As tradition shows, a popular way to do so is through firework displays. While this is a fun and exciting way to bring loved ones together to celebrate, it is also important to keep in mind how dangerous fireworks can be if they are not used properly. Those hosting these celebrations should be sure to implement several safety precautions to keep themselves and guests out of harm’s way. Continue reading below to learn more.
What are Safety Tips for Preparation?
When people purchase their fireworks, they are often very eager to set them off. However, instead of jumping to do so, it is crucial to take the right safety steps to make sure an accident does not happen. This can include:
- Do not buy fireworks that come in brown paper. They are professional fireworks that should not be used in small neighborhoods.
- Make sure adults are present and children are never accessing fireworks
- Keep water nearby, such as a hose, in the event that a fire starts
- Never carry fireworks in your pocket
- Never light fireworks in a glass or metal container
- Be sure that fireworks are legal in your area before buying them
- Keep your pets inside so they do not become scared or hurt
What do I Need to Know About Lighting Fireworks?
When the right safety precautions are taken to set up the fireworks, you can begin to light them. In doing so, be sure to remember and implement the following safety considerations during this time:
- Wear eye protection at all times
- Only light one firework at a time
- Never light fireworks indoors
- Never light fireworks in your hand
- Make sure all spectators are a safe distance away from the display
- Quickly back up a safe distance away after lighting the display
- Do not throw or point fireworks at another person
- Never pick up and relight a firework if it did not properly combust
- After a firework goes off, wait 20 minutes then douse it with cool water
- Never consume drugs or alcohol while lighting fireworks
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