Fireworks are an important part of any 4th of July celebration. Some cities have their own regulations about individuals firing them off, so fireworks safety may not be as much of a concern. If your city doesnít have these restrictions, you’ll want to know how to have a safe 4th of July fireworks display at home.
To begin with, youíll want to find out your city’s laws about using fireworks. Some places only place restrictions on personal fireworks displays if there is a fire hazard concern. Other areas will limit the areas where fireworks can be used. Checking with your city will ensure you know their requirements, restrictions and avoid any possible fines for using fireworks if theyíre not allowed.
It is also important for all children to understand that they should not handle fireworks of any kind. They can be so dangerous if not handled properly. Even those fireworks which seem harmless, like snakes or sparklers, can cause serious injuries. Fireworks should only be handled by adults and preferably only those who know how to use them safely.
Some adults enjoy drinking alcohol while celebrating on the Fourth of July. However, alcohol and fireworks simply don’t mix. If the person who is planning the fireworks is drinking, it would be best to allow someone who hasnít been drinking set off the fireworks.
Be sure to have a water hose, water bucket or a fire extinguisher nearby when using fireworks. One person responsible for acting as a ëfiremaní would also be a good idea. This way youíll be able to extinguish any flames or fireworks and be ready for emergencies.
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