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Firework Safety With Children

By Alexa Connelly
June 27, 2012

On the Fourth of July it is uplifting to see your children’s faces light up when they see the fireworks, but safety comes first and children do not always know how dangerous fireworks can be so it is important to educate them. Lighting off fireworks at home can be dangerous, including the little sparklers. Here are some tips to keep your children safe this Fourth of July:

  • Children should never play with fireworks
  • Make sure that the fireworks you buy are legal for your state.
  • Always use the fireworks outside, never inside.
  • Keep bodies away from fireworks, you never know if they will backfire or what direction they’ll go in.
  • Never hold fireworks in your hand or have any part of your body over it.
  • Always set off fireworks away from homes and keep away from flammable items such as bushes, trees, etc.
  • Don’t let the children pick up pieces from the firework.
  • Soak all fireworks in a bucket of water before throwing them out.

If firework injuries happen to a child, seek immediate medical attention from a hospital. If it is an eye injury, don’t let your child touch it or rub it. If it is a burn, remove the clothing from the burned area and call your doctor immediately.

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