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Posted on: July 1, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks are a fun way to celebrate on your vacation, but please review these important fireworks safety tips:

Use fireworks outdoors only, and be sure to light them far away from trees, shrubs, outdoor patio furniture, and buildings. Always have a bucket of water or a water hose ready, just-in-case. Spectators should remain a safe distance from where the fireworks are being lit. It is recommended that the person who lights the fireworks wear safety glasses. Have a designated adult light the fireworks. Fireworks should not be lit by an individual who is under the influence of alcohol. Never re-light a "dud" firework. If a firework doesn't work, wait 20 minutes and then put it in a bucket of water before disposing of it. Don't try to combine fireworks or use them in ways that are different from their intended use. This is how accidents happen.


Sara Mackiewicz, RN, BSN
Public Health Nurse
Bayfield County Health Department

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