Fireworks on the Fourth of July can be an exciting way to celebrate with family and friends—but they can also be extremely dangerous when they are used incorrectly or without the proper safety measures. The most commonly injured body parts as a result of fireworks are the eyes, head, face, ears, hands, and fingers.

To ensure your safety and the safety of your family and friends this Independence Day, it is important to follow these rules:

  • Never allow children to play with or light fireworks
  • Light one firework at a time
  • Maintain a safe distance after ignition
  • Never hold lit fireworks in your hand
  • Only purchase fireworks from a licensed dealer
  • Read and understand all the instructions before use
  • Never light fireworks in a glass or metal container
  • Do not light fireworks near powerlines
  • Wear protective eye gear and clothing
  • Do not attempt to make your own or mix fireworks
  • Keep pets inside or at a safe distance
  • In case of a fire, have water on hand
  • Do not consume drugs or alcohol while using fireworks
  • Never use or point fireworks near people, houses, animals, or other flammable objects

This Fourth of July can be safe and fun! Follow these fireworks safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe from firework-related injuries. As always, have a great Independence Day!


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