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Kids and Fireworks Don't Mix

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Every year fireworks cause thousand of accidents to children and adults. Before you celebrate the 4th of July with friends and family keep the following fireworks safety tips in mind. 

  • Using fireworks at home is illegal in many places, check you local laws.
  • Enjoy the nighttime displays in your local city or town.
  • Kids should never play with or handle fireworks at any time. It is too dangerous. Keep them locked up until used by adults.
  • Sparklers are a bad idea, as they get very hot and cause burns and eye injuries.
  • Don't hold fireworks in your hand while lighting them, and wear eye protection at all times.
  • Children can safely make noise by popping blown up bags, or popping bubble wrap.
  • Prevent children from picking up pieces of fireworks after they have fired. They may still be smoldering or be partially un-exploded.
  • It is best to soak all used fireworks in water before disposing of them.
  • Keep your distance from others who may be using fireworks nearby, they often behave in unexpected ways.
  • Be mindful of nearby brush and trees to prevent an accidental fire.

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