Tip of the Week – June 26, 2017 - Play it Safe with Fireworks Safety Tips

If safe and sane fireworks are allowed in your community, be sure to review the safety tips offered by the National Council on Fireworks Safety before you begin lighting your fireworks.

“Much of this is common sense, but it doesn’t hurt to review safety tips and be aware that even safe and sane fireworks can cause injury if you are not careful,” said CSLEA Foundation Chairman Kenny Ehrman.  “We want everyone to enjoy the Fourth of July festivities, but always put safety first, including refraining from alcoholic beverages if you’re the one lighting the fireworks for your family or friends.”

Safety reminders include:

  • Reading labels for product descriptions, performance, and cautions.
  • Keep fireworks out of the hands of children.
  • Wear safety glasses when lighting fireworks.
  • Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area, away from vehicles, buildings, and dry grass.
  • Don’t ever try to relight a “dud” firework.  Wait 20 minutes and then soak in a bucket of water.
  • Keep a bucket of water and a charged water hose nearby.
  • Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.