A group of people watching fireworks

Leave the Show to the Pros

Consider safer alternatives such as glow sticks, confetti poppers or colored streamers.Allow children to handle fireworks – including sparklers.
Observe your local & state laws.Attempt to alter, modify, or relight fireworks.
Have a designated sober adult light all legal fireworks.Point or throw lit fireworks at anyone.
Light one firework at a time & move away quickly.Allow children to pick up the spent fireworks ‐ some may still be active.
Keep children and other observers at a safe distance behind a protective barrier.Ever hold lit fireworks in your hand.
Store fireworks out of children’s reach.Consume alcohol or drugs when lighting fireworks.
Keep a bucket of water close for disposal of fireworks.Forget you can be held legally and financially liable for injuries caused by using fireworks.


The Facts

  • Sparklers can reach 2,000° F, hotter than a blow torch.
  • Thousands of fireworks injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments, often leaving permanent damage to eyes, hands & face.
  • Over 50% of fireworks injuries occur with people under the age of 20 years.

The FixShould a burn injury occur…

  1. STOP, DROP & ROLL if clothing catches fire.
  2. Cool the burn with COOL (not cold) water.
  3. Remove all clothing and jewelry from the injured area.
  4. Cover the area with a clean dry sheet or bandages.
  5. Seek medical attention.