Since the 4th is coming up fast, we thought a little safety lesson might be in order. Following are a few handy tips to keep in mind while setting off your grand display over the weekend. Remember, it’s all fun and games until people walk away missing fingers or toes. To that end, pay attention to these guidelines and take them to heart. This will ensure you have a safe, happy 4th!
7 Tips for a Safe 4th
Buy from a trusted source. Just use a bit of common sense here people. You would never go to a sketchy, roadside stand to buy your prescription medicine. You would go some place reputable. Since fireworks have the potential to do some serious harm, you should purchase them from a trusted source as well. If you live in the state of Michigan, we recommend you visit one of our 12 locations. We are reliable and sell high quality fireworks.
Fireworks and alcohol do not mix. Make sure you keep these as two separate events. The last thing you want to happen is end up on YouTube being shamed or injured. You may get a ton of views, but I doubt any of those viewers will help pay your emergency room bill. Make sure you are sober before you light your fireworks.
Store them properly. Fireworks love cool dry spaces. To that end, keep them away from things like water heaters, hot attics, or any other combination of elements that could cause them to ignite.
Leave the duds alone. If a firework does not like the first time, don’t try to reignite it. That could end poorly. Take a clue from Disney’s Frozen movie and… let it go (Yes people, we just went there)!
Keep fireworks out of your pockets. Every year, people are injured because fireworks explode in their pockets. The easiest thing to do here is exercise a bit of common sense. Keep them out of your pants. Remember, fireworks explode so you want to make sure they are not close to your person should they decide to do so. Just be smart.
Shoot them properly. This means no glass and metal containers. These have the potential to break apart, sending shrapnel flying all over the place. Also, fight the temptation to light them in your hand. Roman candle battles might look fun, until one of them backfires and you end up with a nice arm scorch or worse!
Do not modify them. This should seem like pure common sense, but you would be surprised at the amount of people who take fireworks that were manufactured by professionals, and try to create something different with them. That’s like giving a warhead to a backyard mechanic so they can modify it into a lawnmower. The lawn will get mowed alright, along with everything in a 3 mile radius! Leave the firework making to the professionals, and enjoy them as they were intended to be.
So there you have it. A few tips from your Michigan fireworks specialists regarding safety on the 4th. Though these were crafted in a lighthearted manner, fireworks safety is serious. Remember, taking all the necessary precautions to make sure you have a safe 4th, will ensure that you definitely have a happy one!