The Holiday Weekend is upon us! And so are the festivities and traditions that come along with it! In light of the new law permitting sale of ground-based sparklers and other novelties in New York we wanted to offer some tips on how to keep safe while celebrating our independence.
Know your fireworks; Read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
Have a designated shooter to organize your family show.
Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.
Parents and caretakers should always closely supervise teens, if they are using fireworks.
Parents should not allow young children to handle or use fireworks.
Sparkler wire and stick remain hot long after the flame has gone out. Be sure to drop the spent sparklers directly in a bucket of water.
Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
Soak spent fireworks with water before placing them in an outdoor garbage can.
The National Council on Fireworks Safety is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose sole mission is to educate the public on the safe and responsible use of consumer fireworks. For a full list of fireworks safety tips and a safety video, please visit www.FireworksSafety.org.