Fireworks Safety

Safety First!

For more information on fireworks safety, please visit the
National Council of Fireworks Safety page

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Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Remember to follow the appropriate safety measures when using fireworks to avoid turning a fun celebration into an emergency.

Consider the following tips when planning your Independence Day fireworks fun:

  • Do not wear loose clothing while using fireworks.
  • Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass.
  • Point fireworks away from homes, and keep away from brush, leaves & flammable substances
  • Stand several feet away from lit fireworks. If a device does not go off, do not stand over it to investigate it. Put it out with water and dispose of it.
  • Always have a bucket of water and/or a fire extinguisher nearby. Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly.
  • If fireworks injure a child, immediately go to a doctor or hospital.
  • If an eye injury occurs, don’t allow your child to touch or rub it, as this may cause even more damage.