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PROMOTING SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE USE OF CONSUMER FIREWORKS

Recommended Safety Tips

·         Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.

·         Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.

·         A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities.  Never give fireworks to children.

·         Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.  Save your alcohol for after the show.

·         Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.

·         Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.

·         Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.

·         Never relight a “dud” firework.  Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.

·         Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.

·         Never carry fireworks in your POCKET or shoot them into METAL or GLASS containers.

·         Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.

·         Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.

·         FAA regulations PROHIBIT the possession and transportation of fireworks in your checked baggage or carry-on luggage.

·         Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.

                                                                                               © The National Council on Fireworks Safety, Inc. ● 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20006

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