Independence Day is a time for celebration: family, friends, food, and fireworks. Our family has always loved watching the beautiful shapes and colors on display at local festivals and nearby towns. The enjoyment of sharing such an honorable celebration with those closest to you is incomparable. This year, my family is looking forward to sharing that time with our neighbor at his lakeside house. When the local city sets off their annual display over the lake, we will have a spectacular front row view from our neighbor’s porch.When celebrating those sacrifices of our nation’s founding fathers, it is important to keep your family safe. When you are lighting up the sky with your stunning display, follow these tips to ensure this time remains enjoyable and fun!
When celebrating those sacrifices of our nation’s founding fathers, it is important to keep your family safe. There are many ways this holiday could be dangerous, so it is important to remember the regulations put in place to keep you safe. When you are lighting up the sky with your stunning display, follow these tips to ensure this time remains enjoyable and fun!
1) Fireworks Instructions
ALWAYS read the labels of fireworks before using them. For different types, there are varying regulations required to keep viewers safe. The labels are key to ensuring your family is protected.
2) Follow All Laws
The day before, be sure to check up on all local and state laws concerning the use of fireworks. There may be laws in place that are not known and need to be followed. These laws can keep you and your family from getting hurt as well as getting in trouble.
3) Firework Duds
Never try to relight a dud firework. Instead, leave the firework alone for at least 20 minutes. After this, place the firework in water and allow it to soak.
4) One At A Time
Remember, when lighting your own display, there is no rush. Your fireworks will not look like a professional’s, and that is okay. Light only one firework at a time, and back away quickly. Fireworks can have misfunctions, and remaining too close for any amount of time could result in injury.
5) Responsible Celebration
Never allow children to play with fireworks. Sometimes curiosity can get the best of any child, and this can result in burns and injuries. Be sure any handling of fireworks is done by or within the supervision of a responsible and sober adult. Accidents can happen, and sobriety can stop them from happening.
Although these are some very important safety tips, this list does not include all safety tips to ensure the safe use of fireworks. To see further regulations and tips, click here.