Top 11 Fireworks Safety Tips

by Sherry Riter in Holiday

fireworks display

Over the years I’ve written some posts directed specifically towards our 4th of July celebrations:

So it just makes sense that today I would give some fireworks safety tips!

Top 11 Fireworks Safety Tips

  1. Buy fireworks from an established vendor.
  2. Read the directions before using fireworks.
  3. Do not pick up fireworks after they have been burned because they could still be active.
  4. Discard used fireworks properly which means soaking them in water before putting them in the trash.
  5. Wear properly fitting eye protection.
  6. Do not carry fireworks in your pocket.
  7. Sparklers are fireworks and can burn or blind someone if not used with caution.
  8. Use fireworks outside in a large open area only and away from children, pets, dry vegetation or buildings.
  9. Follow all fireworks laws for your county, city and state.
  10. Keep water hose, bucket of water and wet towels near in case of fire.
  11. Do not shoot fireworks in a metal or glass container.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and that you remember that it isn’t JUST the 4th of July. It is Independence Day which is the day that the United States declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. We obtained FREEDOM. I hope we never do anything to lose it.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Skip_D July 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm

…a good list, but you missed to most important tip – keep clear of fireworks & leave them to the professionals!!! 😀


2 Sherry Riter July 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Spoil sport! LOL 😛


3 Joan July 7, 2013 at 10:53 am

A very good list of fireworks safety tips – and as usual Skip was right! 🙂


4 Sherry Riter July 7, 2013 at 11:57 am

Nah! Who wants to leave it all to the professionals? LOL *I’m being a bad girl*


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