National Fireworks Safety Month: June 1 to July 4

Provided by HORAN | Presented by TP Mechanical

Fireworks are a staple at festivities for many Americans during the summer months. Unfortunately, many people do not realize just how dangerous fireworks and sparklers can be—which is a primary reason that injuries occur.

In honor of National Fireworks Safety Month, which occurs from June 1 to July 4, take some time to familiarize yourself with the following safety suggestions to avoid accidents when using fireworks.

  • Do not shoot fireworks off if you are under the influence of alcohol.
  • Always have a hose or water bucket handy.
  • Keep spectators a safe distance away.
  • Show children how to properly hold sparklers, how to stay far enough away from other children and what not to do.
  • Never try to relight a firework that didn’t properly ignite.
  • Soak all firework debris in water before throwing it away.
  • Do not carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them from metal or glass containers.

Firework Safety Month

Presented by TP Mechanical | Provided by HORAN

MP900227558[1]As warmer weather arrives and Independence Day approaches, fireworks may be part of your various summer celebrations. While the bright colors and flashing lights of fireworks are a great addition to a summary party, make sure you use common sense and a few basic safety guidelines to keep the fun from turning into a fire or injury.

• Buy fireworks from a reputable source; don’t alter them and don’t use homemade fireworks.
• States have different rules for fireworks; if they’re illegal, leave them to the professionals.
• Follow local laws when shooting and report and illegal explosives.
• A designated adult should supervise all fireworks, and children should not handle them.
• Use fireworks outside in a clear area away from buildings, vehicles, and animals.
• Have water buckets or a hose nearby.
• Soak duds and spent fireworks in water before disposing of them in the trash.
• Never consume alcohol before shooting fireworks.
• Light fireworks one at a time.