Tips for Keeping Safe around Fireworks

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fireworks can cause serious burn and eye injuries. Most of these injuries occur in the weeks surrounding July Fourth. The safest choice is to leave fireworks to professional use. If fireworks are a part of your Fourth of July tradition, please read these tips:
  • Children should never play with or light fireworks or sparklers.
  • Adults who use fireworks should not use them around children.
  • Only buy legal fireworks and store them in a cool, dry place. Legal fireworks have a label with the manufacturer's name and directions.
  • Never try to make your own fireworks.
  • Always use fireworks outside and have a bucket of water and a hose nearby in case of accidents.
  • Be sure to set off fireworks a safe distance away from others.
  • Light one firework at a time.
  • Do not allow kids to pick up pieces of fireworks, some fuses may still be ignited.
  • Soak all fireworks in a bucket of water before throwing them in the trash can.

Read more fireworks safety tips from SafeKids Worldwide. 

Source: SafeKids Worldwide


Topics: Safety
Authors: Cydney Cappello

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