Safety tips for the safe use, storage, and disposal of fireworks.

A few general rules for the safe use of fireworks are.

  • Always read and follow label directions.
  • Always have a supervising adult present, both when purchasing or using fireworks.
  • Buy your fireworks from a reliable source.
  • Never use fireworks indoors, fireworks are ALWAYS to be used outdoors.
  • Always have water handy (a garden hose and a bucket).
  • Light only one firework at a time.
  • Never attempt to re-light a “dud” firework (wait 15 to 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water).
  • Never give fireworks to small children.
  • Remember to store your fireworks in a cool dry place, Never inside an occupied building.
  • After waiting for 30 minutes for the fireworks to cool off, dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trashcan.
  • Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
  • The shooter should always wear eye protection and never have any part of the body over the firework.
  • Always have a flashlight available to see what you are doing, and to make sure that the firework is positioned properly.
  • The safe use of fireworks is the most important factor to ensure that your event goes off without any issues or mishaps, and make it a memorable experience for all in attendance.
  • The first step in selecting your product is actually selecting your location.
  • Select a location large enough to accommodate the audience as well as the product you intend to use.
  • A general rule of thumb is for any ground based item, Ftns, Spinners, Novelties, Etc., 50 Feet is sufficient.
  • For larger items such as Bottle Rockets, Artillery Shells, Repeaters, and other Aerial Display Items, you should never allow your audience any closer than 250 feet. Remember, the more distance the better, distance is safe, distance is your friend.
  • Select a location away from dry grass or shrubs, also at least 300 feet from any building or house.
  • Always remember that fireworks have “fallout”- bits of cardboard and clay, so account for that when selecting a location that may be susceptible to winds.
  • Always select items that you feel comfortable with using.
  • Always light your items from a flat, level surface.
  • Remember to always orient or position your items in the direction that the labeling recommends.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket, always store them at least 150 feet away from any firework you are lighting.
  • Never consume alcohol while lighting fireworks.
  • Never light more than one firework at a time.
  • Never place any part of your body over the firework as you are lighting it.
  • Never assume a firework is done firing just because of a short delay, always give them at least 3 minutes.
  • Sometimes you won’t use all of the fireworks you have selected for an occasion, and they must be stored for use at a later date. The Safe storage of fireworks is also an important component to ensuring a safe and fun fireworks experience. Fireworks can be stored for years without damage or danger, as long as you use caution and follow these few rules.
  • Never store fireworks inside an occupied building.
  • Store fireworks in a cool dry place.
  • Always store fireworks out of the reach of children.
  • Never store fireworks near any ignition source.
  • Fireworks can stress and disrupt pets and wildlife, so please keep that in mind when selecting a location.
  • Cleanup and safe proper disposal of fireworks ensures safety for yourself and those around you as well as guarantee that your neighbors, enjoy the event, as well it will help protest the reputation of fireworks users all over the world.
  • After letting fireworks thoroughly cool, soak them in water, and throw them away in a trash receptacle.
  • Rake up and discard any pieces of paper, plastic, or cardboard that may have been ejected from the fireworks during use.
  • When you are done shooting for the night, preform a quick search of the area to make sure that there aren’t any burning bits of paper or cardboard that could be hazardous.