As the Fourth of July approaches, it’s a good time to review some tips about safely using fireworks–that is, if you want to use them yourself.
The National Council on Fireworks Safety offers these tips for fireworks and sparklers:
- Always have water ready when setting off fireworks.
- Use fireworks outdoors only and make sure to read the warning labels.
- Don’t set off fireworks in dry grassy areas. Dampen the ground with some water first.
- Wear safety glasses.
- Don’t try to re-light a firework that appears to be a dud. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
- In fact, soak all spent fireworks in water before putting them in the trash.
- Don’t hold a child and sparklers at the same time.
- Don’t hold or light more than one sparkler at a time.
- Also soak extinguished sparklers in water before putting them in the trash.
- Then keep that trash
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