Fireworks Safety

When handling fireworks, please use caution and find a safe place outside of city limits. Always remember, you can never be too safe. Use fireworks at your own risk, and follow closely the list below:

  • Always buy from reliable sellers
  • Always read and follow label instructions
  • Have an adult present.
  • Use outdoors only
  • Always have water handy (a garden hose and a bucket)
  • Never experiment or make your own fireworks
  • Light only one firework at a time
  • Never re-light a dud firework (wait 15-20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water)
  • Never throw or point fireworks at other people
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket
  • Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers
  • The shooter should always wear eye protection and never have any part of the body over the firework
  • Stay away from illegal explosives
  • Carry fireworks in their original bag or box
  • Except for sparklers, a punk should be used to light fireworks
  • A match or lighter is required for sparklers
  • Do not drink alcohol and light fireworks - Have a Designated Lighter

This information brought to you by The National Council on Fireworks safety.