Firework season is rapidly approaching, and the calendar is starting to fill with holidays that call for dazzling explosive celebrations. From children to seniors, fireworks are beloved attractions that have become a staple in our celebrations. Although fireworks are mesmerizing, aerial spectacles, they do still hold a hint of danger if handled improperly.
It’s estimated that roughly 10,000 people are injured each year in the U.S. by misuse of common fireworks, with a majority younger than 20-years-old. Just because injuries can happen doesn’t mean you have to be fearful of our favorite airborne spectacles! Alamo Fireworks has curated select safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this firework season while you celebrate in style.
Firework Season and Celebrating Safely
Unfortunately, firework accidents aren’t uncommon, but with Alamo Fireworks’ safety tips, your celebrations will go off without incident.
• Lose The Loose Clothing- Loose clothing is cited in almost all safety manuals and warnings, and it’s always something professionals advise against. While it’s a comfortable wear, loose clothing presents a hazard in nearly every environment and firework displays are no exception. This simple precaution can potentially save you from unwanted fire hazards in the event of an emergency.
• Never Have An Indoor Show- Though it seems like common sense, never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass and brush. The results could be disastrous and lead to injury or unparalleled property damage.
• Douse The Duds- Sometimes a firework doesn’t go off during our pyrotechnic show, but don’t linger and pursue that fiery satisfaction. If a firework doesn’t ignite, don’t investigate or stand over it! Douse the dud with water and wait to dispose of it to avoid accidental injury.
• Bucket of Safety- It may seem obvious, but an easy failsafe safety precaution for your firework show is to keep a bucket of water or functioning water hose nearby in case of fires or to douse duds.
• Hide The Explosives- Well you don’t have to necessarily hide the fireworks from children, but you should never let children play with unexploded fireworks or rockets, whether or not they’ve been lit. Though the chances for an incident with an unlit firework are small, there’s no sense in bypassing this precaution and protecting your young ones from bizarre accidents.
Dazzling and awe-inspiring, fireworks are a long-time tradition for celebrating military victories, the passage of time and national independence. Though there’s always the chance for an accident to occur, if you employ Alamo Fireworks’ selected safety tips and practice precaution, your eye-catching event will be an incident-free success!