Diwali - Fireworks Safety Tips
By Commissioner Steven Freeman
October 30, 2023

If you choose to use consumer fireworks, be sure to follow these safety tips:

Never allow young children to handle fireworks
Older children should use them only under close adult supervision
Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol
Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear
Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands
Never light fireworks indoors
Only use fireworks away from people, houses and other structures, vehicles, and flammable materials
Never point or throw fireworks at another person
Only light one firework device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting
Never ignite firework devices in a container
Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks
Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding
Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that do not go off or in case of fire
Never use illegal fireworks
Or, simply kick back and let the experts handle the fireworks show.

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