Fireworks Safety

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Posted on 29th June 2011 by Rita in NCL News & Events

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fireworks safety

Sparkler Warning: Sparklers are Fun and seem harmless, however they burn between 1200°-2000° degrees. Enough to melt metal, and are among the highest cause of fireworks injuries. (many requiring hospitalization).

Follow the Law: Follow the laws in your local area. If firework products are illegal, enjoy your local fireworks display.

Use a flat surface: When lighting fireworks make sure you are using a stable flat surface away from homes, autos, trees, dry leaves, grass and brush.

Follow Directions: Each firework has different cautions, warnings and instructions. Always read and follow each firework instructions.

Use Outdoors: This should go without saying… but apparently it needs to be said, Always use fireworks outdoors. Don’t try and shoot a bottle rocket down the hallway in order to scare someone.

Have Water: Always keep water close by. A garden hose and bucket full of water should be ready before lighting any fireworks.

Never Re-Light a “DUD”: Do not try and re-light a dud firework (wait 15-20 minutes and than soak it in a bucket of water)

Check Wind Direction: When setting up for lighting your fireworks on a stable flat surface, check the wind direction. Make sure the wind is blowing away from spectators, buildings and trees.

Safe Distance: Spectators should be a safe distance away from fireworks at all times.

Fireworks Disposal: Dispose of fireworks safely by soaking them in water before placing in the trashcan without other flammable contents.

Wear Eye Protection: The person lighting the fireworks needs to wear safety glasses, which will aid in preventing most injuries.

Watch Children: Make sure all children are properly supervised. Designate adults to watch each child before the show begins.

Read more at: National Council on Fireworks Safety


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