Fireworks Safety Tips

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Never allow young or small children to play with or ignite fireworks. (Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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Stay away from fireworks that are packaged in brown paper. This is a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers. (Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. (Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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Did you know what young children suffer injuries from sparklers? In fact, sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees which is hot enough to melt some of the most sturdiest and strongest metals. (Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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Never try to re-light a firework or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully. They need to be discarded. (Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Fireworks that have been used should be discarded in a bucket or tub of water so that they are completely dead. (Photo Credit: Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)
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Never, ever point or throw fireworks at another person to show them the firework. Even if it is not ignited. (Photo Credit: Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)
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Always light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly away from them. (Photo Credit: JES AZNAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Be careful of accessories that you are wearing if you are lighting fireworks. Watch necklaces, bracelets, scarves, and other items that dangle and can catch fire. (Photo Credit: JES AZNAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers. Store them in cool dry places and if you have to transport them, ask a local fire official the best way to do so. (Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them; you encounter consequences should you choose to light illegal fireworks from law enforcement sectors in your community. (Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Use fireworks outdoors only. Do not use them in your kitchen porch or other area of your house, regardless of how careful and safe you believe you are. (Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Only use fireworks as intended. Do not try to amplify them or alter them in any way. (Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Please point your fireworks away from homes and other structures. Also, keep them away from trees, bushes and plants. (Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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If you are injured by fireworks, seek immediate medical attention. (Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Never be under the influence of any substance while operating fireworks. Set the alcohol aside and focus on the task at hand with your fireworks. (Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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If you are ever uncertain about how to operate, light or work a firework, please leave it alone and go and ask for help. (Photo Credit: THEO HEIMANN/AFP/Getty Images)
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