Fireworks are one of the most popular celebration products that are used worldwide. In the United States, Independence Day (4th of July) is the biggest holiday that is celebrated with fireworks since 1776. Besides the 4th of July, New Years Eve, is the second biggest holiday when you think of fireworks. Today, people who have passion for fireworks like to show off their skill on any occasion possible, which increases the demand towards fireworks throughout the year. It is believed that first fireworks were developed in China around the 2nd century, BC throwing bamboo stalks into fire. As the air pockets in hollow stalks overheated, they would create a huge bang. Although the first fireworks were just hot bamboo stalks, they come in many different shape and form today. No matter how fun they are, each and every one of them needs to be handle with caution. Almost every fireworks accident happens because of the consumer’s negligence. And today, we are talking about several fireworks safety precautions to prevent any damage or harm caused by fireworks. If you follow a few simple steps, your shows will be more enjoyable even though something goes wrong.

Adult supervision

Fireworks are explosive items that always require an adult supervision. Even sparklers can harm small children if they are accompanied by an adult. Always read instruction on the packaging before lighting off fireworks.


Always use fireworks in outdoors only. Some fireworks, such as artillery shells or 9 shot racks can go up as high as 300 ft in the air. Make sure there are no trees or only flammable objects blocking the fireworks path. To prevent injuries, in case fireworks tip over, make sure there is enough distance between the audience and the shooting area.


Tip: Usa a 5gal bucket filled with few inches of sand or dirt, or few bricks to secure the fireworks from tipping over. Also, for multiple item use, you can glue your fireworks on a piece of plywood.


Never place any part of your body over the fireworks. And, light one fireworks at a time. Also, after lighting, move back quickly; never try to relight or pick up a “dud” firework! If your fireworks frizzle, or just don’t go off, consider as a dud and soak it in water. Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them off in a metal or glass containers. Fiberglass or HDPE are the recommended material for aerial shots.

Never throw fireworks at animals or other people. Always keep a bucket of water or hose handy in case something goes wrong.


Fireworks DisposalIn order to prevent a trash fire, make sure you soak fireworks in water with a bucket or a hose after the display is over because some fireworks may reignite even after the show is over.



Following these simple fireworks safety steps, will ease your mind while enjoying the show this holiday season!

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