Firework Safety

By Eliza, July 1, 2010, News

With 4th of July only days away, there are some important tips to keep everyone safe and not in the emergency room. Every year it is estimated that about 13,000 people end up with some kind of injury from fireworks. The way to prevent almost no injury is to go watch the professionals host a fireworks show at your nearby park or city hall. If you are going to purchase fireworks to do on your own, make sure that it is legal in your area first.

Check for the legal fireworks label, those that are illegal usually have no label. Once they are brought home, keep them in a cool temperature area. Sparklers are a popular choice and kids love them. Make sure that they do not put them close to their face or near their clothing; these can reach 982 degrees Celsius. Point all fireworks away from yourself, home, and others. When lighting, be sure to not have any body part covering the firework. And once you are done, throw all the leftover parts in a bucket of water before throwing them into the trash.

Enjoy and be safe!

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  1. Brooke says:

    These are good tips. This past weekend, I saw for myself someone actually point a lit firework towards their face to check if it was lit properly. Could have been bad, but thankfully it wasn’t.