Fireworks Safety Novelty items such as snappers, snap caps, glow worms, snakes, party poppers, toy smoke devices, and sparklers are ok to use. If you’re going to use consumer fireworks please follow our safety tips.
Fireworks – In 2010, 8,600 fireworks-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms according to the National Fire Protection Association. The National Safety Council advises the best way to safely enjoy this 4th of July is to watch a public fireworks display conducted by professionals.
Never allow young children to handle fireworks – older children should use fireworks only under close adult supervision.
Light fireworks one at a time, in a clear outdoor area away from onlookers, houses and flammable materials.
Do not aim fireworks at another individual and never place any part of your body over a firework.
Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fire, and do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks.
If you are in an area experiencing drought-like conditions, reconsider using fireworks due to the increase in fire risk.
And remember, if your house burns down due to illegal fireworks most insurance will not pay.