Fireworks Safety Tips

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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.

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