With the Holidays just having finished, and July 4th coming up. We thought now would be the best time to drop some knowledge. Fireworks can bring several dangers if mishandled incorrectly. Some of those dangers include severe injuries or death and fires. The possibility of starting a fire is especially high when in a drought year.
There are several ways to prevent injury and fires when using fireworks.
- Follow any and all local laws, rules, or regulations regarding fireworks.
- Keep a hose and a metal bucket full of water near the site where you are shooting off fireworks.
- When the fireworks are done going off, dispose of them in the metal bucket of water and leave them over night.
- Keep the metal bucket of water away from any structures or vehicles in an area where it won’t be blown over by the wind.
- Fireworks should only be shot off under direct adult supervision. Children should never be given fireworks.
- Do not light fireworks while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Light one firework off at a time and quickly get out of the way before it goes off.
- Never light fireworks indoors or in a garage or near buildings or vehicles.
- Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
People are not the only ones that fireworks affect. Pets have very sensitive hearing so keep them indoors during any and all fireworks shows. This will keep them from getting hurt in their confusion and fear.