Fireworks Safety 2018

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  • By 931st Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
  • 931st Air Refueling Wing

Fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burns and eye injuries. Help prevent fireworks-related injuries and deaths by following these safety tips when using fireworks:


■ Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks


■ Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities


■ Never place any part of your body over fireworks when lighting the fuse


■ Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully ignited


■ Never point or throw fireworks at a person


■ Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap


■ Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly


■ Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers


■ After ground-display fireworks complete burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water before discarding to prevent a trash fire


■ Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them


Following these tips will help you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.