Sunday, July 3, 2016

Fireworks safety

This is the 4th of July weekend I am sure like myself you will be spending time at the beach with friends and family. We will be looking for a great place to see the fireworks show some of us my know someone who has fireworks so they can host a private fireworks show for the local neighborhood. I found an article from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and in 2014 there was approximately over 10,000 fireworks related injuries. So I decided to write a post on fireworks safety when you are watching fireworks you have to keep safety in mind. Here are some tips on fireworks safety.

First anyone suing firework should be a professional they should be familiar with all the local laws regarding fireworks. For example there are some fireworks which are illegal in some states such as M-80s and cherry bombs are not allowed at all. You should be aware of the local laws on the use of fireworks not only what types of fireworks but where you can use fireworks. When you decided to use fireworks remember safety first you should wear Personal Protective Equipment such as safety glasses another consideration is where you use the fireworks. The location should be in an outdoor open area away from buildings and homes if possible. Keep fireworks away from children!!

When you light up fireworks you should only one at a time and never attempt to re light a “dud”. When you find a” dud” wait at least 20 minutes then soak the dud in a bucket of water. You should have some type of water source nearby any fireworks activity a bucket of water or a charged hose would be ideal. When you are finished with fireworks take the spent fireworks and soak them down with water. Then placed the spent soaked fireworks in a metal container for disposal this is the safest way to throw way spent fireworks.

Lastly, when you are using fireworks do not consume alcohol just like drinking and driving do not mix the same goes for fireworks. Fireworks and alcohol do not mix either wait until the fireworks show is over then have your drink. Please drink responsibly 

I hope this post was helpful please leave a comment

Mark Carvajal 

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