brier July 2, 2013 No Comments

Happy Independence Day week! What a wonderful time to look back and be thankful for all that America has given us and be proud of our
homeland. This is a time when family and friends gather to enjoy fun
in the sun and lots of good food and activities. One of the most popular is fireworks. A beloved American pastime that delights and excites people of all ages. While this is best left to the pros there are still a great deal of people who like to put on their own
show, and in many places it is perfectly legal. There is nothing
wrong with this as long as you are safe and prepared.

Be
sure to read this list carefully before buying and lighting off
fireworks on your own, when done responsibility it is a lot of fun
but even the slightest mistake could result in serious injury or
death.

  • Always
    be sure to carefully read and follow all packaging and label
    directions.

  • Only
    use outdoors, never indoors.

  • Make
    sure this is done by adults only.

  • Always
    have water handy and be near a functioning hose.

  • Make
    sure to research sellers and only buy from a reliable place.

  • Never
    experiment or make your own fireworks.

  • Light
    only one firework at a time.

  • Never
    shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.

  • Never
    re-light a “dud” firework, immerse it in water for at
    least 30 minutes before disposing of safely and properly.

  • Never
    throw firework remains into indoor trash cans, collect them and bag
    them up and leave them outside for the garbage man, do not bring
    inside.

  • Never
    give fireworks to small children.

  • If
    necessary, store fireworks in a cool, dry place.

  • Dispose
    of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of
    them in your trashcan.

  • Never
    aim, point or throw fireworks at other people.

  • Never
    carry fireworks in your pocket, purse or backpack, always have a
    safe and sturdy way to transport them.

  • The
    shooter should always wear eye protection and never have any part of
    the body over the firework.

  • Make
    sure to know your local laws, never light off fireworks in a state
    where it is illegal or buy them where it is illegal.

  • Stay
    away from illegal explosives.

If you have any other questions or
concerns we highly recommend visiting http://fireworkssafety.org/
for very detailed information.