Labor Day weekend means it’s time to wrap up the summer season. This holiday is spent attending backyard barbecues, picnics, trips to the beach, and even one last firework show. If you’re thinking of going out this season with a bang, follow these 10 firework safety tips first!
- Don’t allow children to light fireworks.
- Keep fire prevention tools on hand: a hose, bucket of water, or fire extinguisher. Having a first aid kit handy never hurt either!
- Avoid lighting fireworks in a residential area — fireworks can quickly start a house or structure fire (especially buildings with natural or cedar shingles), so stick to an open area!
- Position your body away from the fireworks when lighting and watching (at least 20 feet).
- Set a fire safety plan just in case.
- Research the fireworks.
- Do not use homemade fireworks. Only buy fireworks from a licensed store or stand!
- Never relight a ‘dud’ firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak in a bucket of water and try again.
- Light one firework off at a time.
- Obey the law! Don’t use any fireworks that are illegal in your city, county, or state. Check here to find out about your area.
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