Fourth of July is right around the corner. Make sure to follow these tips and stay safe:
Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks.
Never re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully (duds).
Keep a bucket of water or garden hose handy in case of a fire or other mishap.
Wear protective eyewear when lighting fireworks.
Never shoot fireworks in glass or metal containers.
Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area, away from buildings and vehicles.
Read all cautionary labels before lighting fireworks.
Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
Alcohol and fireworks never mix, make sure to have a designated shooter.
Never experiment with homemade fireworks.