Fireworks Safety Tips

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 1, 2019 2:31:50 PM / by Cornerstone Appraisal and Restoration


Cornerstone wishes all a happy 4th of July holiday weekend! Before enjoying the outdoor festivities and fireworks, please review these recommended safety tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety:

  1. Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  2. Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  3. A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.
  4. Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.
  5. Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  6. Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  7. Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
  8. Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  9. Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.
  10. Never carry fireworks in your POCKET or shoot them into METAL or GLASS containers.
  11. Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  12. Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.

Please be safe and enjoy your Independence Day!

Topics: Emergency Preparedness, holiday safety, fireworks saferty