Fireworks cause over 19,000 fires every year. Take the proper precautions when operating fireworks.
Never disassemble or try to make your own fireworks.
Don't point sparklers or fireworks at yourself or others, especially when lighting them.
Only light fireworks on the ground and in dry and fire-resistant areas.
Don't attempt to ignite fireworks at the same time.
Never allow young children to handle fireworks or sparklers to prevent firework-related injuries.
Always keep a portable fire extinguisher close by. Also, keep a water hose or buckets of water nearby to put out fires.
If fireworks malfunction, don't relight them! Douse and soak malfunctioning fireworks with water, then throw them away.
Resist the urge to bring your dog to a fireworks display. The safest place for them is at home, where it's familiar, quiet, and not crowded.
Never allow young children to handle fireworks or sparklers to prevent firework-related injuries. Sparklers are hot enough to cause severe burns if mishandled.
Instead of sparklers for your children, consider these alternatives:
A confetti canon or poppers
A light-up laser show or digital fireworks projection