Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks:

  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.
  • Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.
  • Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash  can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them into metal or glass containers.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.
  • A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.
  • Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.