Every 4th of July, we see pictures on social media of friends and family lighting off fireworks while cheering each other on. Fireworks are beautiful, but they are also dangerous. Every year, people are injured by fireworks. Some of these injuries are very serious. Here are some tips to help you stay safe at a fireworks show.
- Never light fireworks yourself. Only trained professionals should handle fireworks.
- Keep a safe distance from fireworks.
- Don’t touch used fireworks or attempt to relight duds.
- Be careful with sparklers! They may seem harmless, but they can actually be quite dangerous. Never give them to children unsupervised.
Fireworks are a staple of many celebrations, but they can also be dangerous. If you’re attending a fireworks show, it’s important to be aware of the risks and take steps to stay safe. Exercise caution and you’ll be able to enjoy the show without putting yourself in harm’s way.
For more safety tips and information on fireworks, check out these links below:
NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) – Fireworks Public Education
US CPSC (United States Consumer Product Safety Commission) – Fireworks #CelebrateSafely
NSC (National Safety Council – Leave Fireworks to the Experts