Fireworks Safety Tips from State Fire Marshal

Many of our celebrations this weekend will include fireworks.  Please use them responsibly.

Fireworks Safety Tips recommended from The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.

— Always read and follow the label directions carefully

— Always have a garden hose or water bucket nearby for medical emergencies and/or to douse spent or misfired fireworks.

— Adults should always supervise fireworks activity.

— Fireworks should be placed on a hard, smooth surface prior to ignition. NEVER light fireworks in your hand.

— Quickly light one firework at a time, and move away quickly after lighting.

— Never point or throw fireworks at people, pets, cars, or buildings — Keep fireworks away from small children.

— Do not alter or make your own fireworks.

— After displays, never pick up fireworks that may be left over. Fireworks that have been ignited and fail to immediately explode or discharge can cause injury, as they may still be active. Children should always tell an adult if they find fireworks rather than picking up smoking or charred fireworks themselves.

— Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.


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