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  • Sparklers should only be handled by adults.  Sparklers burn at 1,200 degrees.

  • Children should not light, handle or play with fireworks.

  • Light fireworks on a hard, flat and level surface to prevent tipping over.

  • Secure all aerial fireworks with bricks to prevent tipping over.

  • Never put your body/head over a firework.  Never put your head over a tube.

  • Do not aim or throw fireworks at another person.

  • Never relight a "dud" firework.

  • The fireworks shooter should wear eye protection.

  • Keep a bucket of water, water hose or fire extinguisher nearby.

  • After the firework has completed firing, pour water over it.

  • Only buy fireworks from licensed firework dealers.

  • Do not consume alcohol while lighting fireworks.

  • Keep your distance from fireworks.

  • Use fireworks in an open area away from trees, vehicles and buildings.

  • Read the safety labels before lighting the firework.

  • Do not attempt to alter fireworks or make your own fireworks.

  • Keep other fireworks at a distance while firing fireworks.

  • Obey local and state firework laws.

Additional Safety Resources

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