Fireworks Safety Tips
- Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks.
- Older children should only use fireworks under close adult supervision.
- Read and follow all warnings on the packaging.
- Make sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.
- Only set off fireworks on a smooth flat surface.
- Set off fireworks one at a time.
- Light fireworks only in clear areas away from buildings and flammable materials.
- Never try to re-light fireworks that have not functioned correctly.
- Keep a bucket of water close by in case of malfunction or fire.
- Don’t experiment with fireworks, use only as directed on packaging.
- Keep unused fireworks away from firing areas.
- Never ignite fireworks inside containers (especially glass or metal containers).
- Never have any portion of your body directly over a firework when lighting.
- Wait at least 15 minutes before approaching “spent” fireworks.
- Always brace your cakes! It is very important to secure your cakes to prevent any chance of a cake
tipping over. Two great methods are to fill a 5 gallon bucket halfway with sand and then set the cake
inside of it (don't use for angled firing cakes) OR to duct tape the cakes down to a sheet of plywood.
- Sparklers cause more injuries than any other type of Class C firework due to their very high temperatures (1200 degrees +). Be very careful when allowing kids to use these.
- Most major injuries are from not following the tips above. Never put any part of your body over a firework when igniting or shooting, and always keep a safe distance away.
- Almost half of firework injuries are to children under 15 years of age. It is extremely important for adults to closely supervise children.
We only sell quality Class C fireworks purchased from reputable vendors. However, even quality fireworks may sometimes malfunction or simply be “duds”. By following the tips above and making sure any spectators are a good distance away from the shooting area (we recommend at least 100 feet) you will minimize the risks of any accidents. We cannot be held responsible for any accidents that result from the misuse or malfunction of these fireworks.
We want to make fireworks safety a very high priority, so if you are unsure of how to properly use any of the products we sell just ask. We can give you tips on properly setting up a firing area as well as tips on properly using any type of Class C firework. Have Fun and Be Safe!
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