Fireworks Safety Tips
Lets Celebrate | June 1, 2018
Fireworks and celebrations go hand-in-hand — especially when it comes to the Fourth of July. Fireworks can be enjoyable if handled correctly, but don’t forget that they can be dangerous and can cause burn and eye injuries! Before your family celebrates, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.
ALWAYS Have Parent Permission.
A parent should always inspect and approve each item.
Obey Local Laws.
If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them.
ALWAYS Read and Follow Label Directions.
NEVER Use Fireworks Not Intended For Your Age.
If Someone Is Injured by Fireworks, IMMEDIATELY GO TO A HOSPITAL.
If an Eye Injury Occurs DO NOT:
Touch/Rub It, Flush with Water Put Ointment On It – this could cause additional damage.
SEEK PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY.
If a Burn Injury Occurs:
Remove Clothing Immediately.
Run Cool Water Over the Burn.
DO NOT USE ICE. SEEK PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY.
Steer Clear of Others!
Fireworks have been known to back-fire or shoot off in the wrong direction.
Point Fireworks Away from Homes & Vehicles.
Keep fireworks away from leaves, brush and flammable substances.
Dispose of Fireworks Correctly by Soaking in Water.
Once properly soaked, fireworks should be thrown away in trash can.
THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION ESTIMATES THAT LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS RESPOND ANNUALLY TO MORE THAN 50,000 FIRES CAUSED BY FIREWORKS!
ONLY Use Fireworks Outdoors.
Do Not Place Fireworks Near Fire Pit or Open Flame Unattended.
ONLY Use Fireworks Purchased From a Trustworthy Seller.
Legal Fireworks have a label with the manufacturer’s name and directions; illegal fireworks are unlabeled.
NEVER Use Fireworks That Are Old or Damaged.
Fireworks that have been stored or appear damaged should be properly disposed of.
Never Throw or Point Fireworks at Other People.
Avoid Large Crowds.
Sparklers, fountains and other items are not appropriate to use when a large crowd is near.
ALWAYS Have an Experienced and Responsible Adult Present.
NEVER Give Fireworks to Small Children.
NEVER Approach or Attempt to Relight a “Dud” Firework.
Only Use Fireworks As Intended.
Do not try to alter or combine fireworks.
NEVER Experiment or Attempt to Make Your Own Fireworks.
Homemade fireworks can be deadly. Do not purchase or use kits that are advertised for making fireworks.
Always Wear Eye Protection.
Never have any part of the body directly over the firework.
Tie Long Hair Back Away From Face.
Never allow long hair to hang while near fireworks.
Never Carry Fireworks in Your Pocket.
Friction, that can occur by rubbing in your pocket, can set fireworks off.
Always Have Water Available.
SPARKLERS BURN AT TEMPERATURES OFABOUT 2,000 DEGREES!
That is hot enough to melt some metals!!!
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