October 20, 2017

Fireworks Safety Tips for New Year’s Eve

When it comes to fireworks, I prefer a  fireworks show from a distance that is synced to music. (Think Disney World). Completely opposite from me are my husband and son. They prefer to light them at home. They really like the ones that cause the ground to shake and make your ears ring for days. It must be a guy thing! But it never fails that year after year you hear a story about someone who knows someone getting hurt because of fireworks. Ask around and most people have a story about fireworks going wrong.

Here are some safety tips to consider before this New Year’s Eve:

 

  • Check your local laws regarding shooting fireworks. More and more towns are making them illegal.
  • Keep sparklers away from the face, clothing, and hair. Sparklers can reach almost 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit which is hot enough to melt metals!
  • Always keep water in a place that is easy to access. Either from a bucket of water or a garden hose.
  • Only use fireworks as intended. Don’t try to alter them or combine them.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance. Fireworks can backfire or shoot off in the wrong direction.
  • Don’t hold fireworks in your hand or have any part of your body over them while lighting.
  • Wear eye protection when lighting fireworks.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket because the friction can cause them to light.
  • Check your area for any burn notices or firework ban due to drought. The National Fire Protection Association estimated that
    local fire departments respond to more than 50,000 fires caused by fireworks each year!
For additional tips visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Have a Safe and Happy New Years!

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  1. its really informative and helpfiul thanks for submit i hope other friend like this post

    Thanks

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