Everyone loves to enjoy fireworks with their friends and families, but you also know that you need to be aware of safety. The good news is that when you follow the safety rules, fireworks can be a great family fun activity. To make sure your next firework event is fun for everyone that attends, adhere to these tips on the do’s and don’ts of firework safety.

Firework Don’ts

First off there are certain activities and behaviors that you need to avoid when enjoying your fireworks. Here are a few things to avoid when you have fireworks at a gathering.

Children should never ignite fireworks and should always be supervised by an adult when fireworks are present.

Don’t drink alcohol and shoot off fireworks. You want to be sober to enjoy the beautiful displays and safely ignite your fireworks.

Don’t try to relight a dud firework. If it does not work the first time, wait a few minutes then put it into your bucket of water to ensure it is completely out.

Don’t use fireworks in a crowd and always point them away from any people or structures.

Never light off fireworks in glass or metal containers.

Don’t buy illegal fireworks and make sure you only buy from licensed, reputable firework stores or stands.

Firework Do’s

Once you understand what not to do when shooting off fireworks, it is also important to understand what you should do. Here are a few tips on what to do to ensure you have a safe and fun day enjoying your fireworks.

Do know your local fireworks laws. Every city and state has different laws on fireworks, so make sure you are adhering to local laws.

Make sure you keep a large bucket of water to douse your fireworks in before you dispose of them in the garbage.

Do buy your fireworks from a legal vendor. At Alamo Fireworks, our stores always only carry legal fireworks that are allowed in the state in which our stores are located. We have all the licenses and permits that are required for our industry.

Do create a safe area to light your fireworks. You want a flat, smooth surface with no flammable materials nearby, preferably a cement or paved area.

Do assign an adult lighter for your family gatherings that wears eye protection and is familiar with fireworks. Your lighter should follow all the directions and instructions for each firework.

Have fun! When you follow safety and legal rules, fireworks can be a wonderful way to add fun and excitement to your family gatherings. From sparklers to aerial cakes, fireworks are a great way to make an event memorable.


Next time you are planning a fun event, let Alamo Fireworks be a part of your special day. Check out one of our local store locations or visit us online to see our great selection of legal, safe fireworks for your event.

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