Fireworks Safety

This article, entitled "Firworks Safety," comes from Liz Hayes, MomsEveryday correspondent from Central Wisconsin.

It's the 4th of July - a wonderful time to celebrate our independence and to do so with a bang. If fireworks are part of your family's celebration, here are some safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

  • Find out if fireworks are legal where you live. If so, read and follow all warnings and instructions before you light up.
  • Do not allow children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Make sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.
  • Only light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from the house and flammable materials.
  • Keep a bucket of water handy in case of a malfunction or fire.
  • If a firework doesn't go off, it's a dud. Do not try to re-light.

We hope you'll enjoy your 4th of July celebration safely!



About the Author...
Liz Hayes
Liz loves spending time outdoors, working out, traveling, taking in the arts, reading and catching up on TV.
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