Fireworks Safety

Tips for Safe Fireworks Use

Fireworks are a prevalent and exciting way to celebrate major holidays, but they can also be dangerous if not used correctly. Allied Universal has compiled a list of items to consider when using fireworks during your festivities. Stay safe and have fun!

  • The best way to stay safe is to avoid the home use of fireworks altogether and attend a public community display instead.

  • Are fireworks legal in your area? Not all communities allow the use of fireworks; always ensure that they are allowed before you purchase or use them.

  • Buy only legal fireworks with a manufacturer’s label and store them in a cool, dry place.fireworks

  • Fireworks are for outdoor use only and should be used as intended; do not alter or combine them in any way.

  • An adult should always supervise the use of fireworks; never allow young children to ignite or play with fireworks. Even sparklers can cause serious injuries, as they can burn at temperatures near 1,200 degrees.

  • Never shoot fireworks off in glass or metal containers, and do not re-light any that fail to function the first time.

  • In the event of an accidental fire, always keep a supply of water near the area where you light the fireworks.

  • Light only one firework at a time. Do not hold it over any part of your body and move away from the item as soon as it has ignited.

  • Once you have finished, remember to douse the used fireworks with water to prevent fire.

  • Fireworks and alcohol can be a deadly combination; make sure the adult who is lighting them has not consumed alcohol.

  • If any injury occurs, run cool water over the burn and seek medical attention immediately.

Remember, security and crime prevention are everyone’s responsibility!

For more information on fireworks safety...

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Safe Kids Worldwide