We all love the excitement of fireworks on 4th of July! The best thing to do is leave the lighting to professionals, but if you decide to celebrate with your own fireworks, here are some tips to help you stay safe and enjoy your holiday weekend!
Firework Safety Tips
1) Use ONLY legal fireworks
There is a common misconception that all fireworks are legal and this is not true. Check with your local fire department to get a list of approved fireworks.
2) Kids should never play with fireworks
Even sparklers are dangerous since they can reach over 1800 degrees causing serious burns!
3) Always use fireworks outside and have a bucket of water and a hose nearby in the event of an accidental fire.
4) Light fireworks one at a time and back up to a safe distance immediately when a firework ignites. Never try to relight or pick up fireworks that have not been fully ignited.
What looks like a dud can simply take a little longer to ignite than expected.
5) Make sure to douse all burned fireworks with water before throwing them away.
Smoldering devices can re-ignite and set trash or debris on fire.
If you or your loved one is injured by a firework, seek medical attention immediately. If possible, have someone collect and preserve the firework, and contact an experienced product liability and personal injury attorney.