If you and your family are planning on purchasing Fireworks for the Fourth of July, it is important that you explain to your children how dangerous fireworks are and that they need a parent or another adult helping them at all times. Fireworks injuries account for over 200 emergency room visits per day once fireworks go on sale to the general public. Use these safety tips so that you and your family can avoid an emergency room visit on the Fourth of July.
- Always supervise your children around fireworks.
- Never allow children to hold or light any type of fireworks, including sparklers.
- Use caution when lighting fireworks.
- Teach your children to stand back away from fireworks that have been lit.
- Never lean over the fuse when lighting the fireworks, always crouch down on and light the firework from the side.
- Never point of shoot fireworks at other people or pets.
- Always keep a bucket of water or a [amazon_link id=”B009CDKGJG” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow” ]water hose[/amazon_link] available in case of a fire.
- Do make sure that all fireworks are completely doused in water before throwing them away. Fireworks are still hot after they have been ignited and throwing them away could cause a potential trash fire.
- Always light fireworks one at a time.
- Never try to relight or pick up fireworks that didn’t light properly, aka duds. They may go off unexpectedly when they are handled. This may cause you or someone else to be harmed or burned by fireworks.
- Do make sure that it is legal to purchase fireworks in your area before you purchase fireworks.
- Never use fireworks if there is a burn ban or inside of the city limits if it is illegal.
- Don’t put fireworks inside of your pocket.
- Never light fireworks from a can or bottle, the intense heat could cause it to melt or break.
Do you buy fireworks or do you leave it to the professionals?