June is Fireworks Safety Month


Firework Safety Tips

  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks

  • Older children should only use fireworks under close adult supervision

  • Never light fireworks indoors

  • Never relight a “dud” firework

  • Soak unused fireworks in water before discarding

  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to extinguish fireworks

As the first day of summer and the July 4th holiday is right around the corner, it’s important to talk about some summer safety tips. Did you know that June is Fireworks Safety Month?

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 12,900 injuries were treated at the US emergency rooms in 2017, with more than two-thirds of those injuries occurring 1 month around the July 4th holiday.

Another interesting fact is that on a typical Fourth of July, fireworks account for two of five of all reported fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). CHeck out the video below from the NFPA.

Check out some helpful tips above. Better yet, grab a blanket and a patch of lawn, kick back and let the experts handle the show!