Safety tips for public fireworks displays: Obey all ushers or monitors and respect safety barriers. Don’t get close to the actual firing site. If you find an unexploded firework component, do not touch it – immediately contact the local fire or police department. Leave your own fireworks at home.
Safety tips for home fireworks displays: Buy fireworks only from licensed outlets. Follow package directions. Store fireworks in a dry, cool place. Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Never allow young children to play with fireworks, not even sparklers. Supervise older children closely. Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from flammable materials. Keep water nearby. Be sure people are out of range before lighting fireworks. Light one at a time, then move back quickly. Never stand over fireworks when lighting. Do not try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Douse and soak them with water and throw them away. Never ignite fireworks in any kind of container. Never experiment with homemade or altered fireworks. Never carry fireworks in your pocket, point or throw fireworks at people or animals, or use fireworks as weapons. Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them.