Fireworks Safety

How not to blow up.

Fireworks tips

  • Make sure Fireworks & Vendor are certified to be safe & not illegal
  • Read & Follow all instructions.
  • Don't buy self-made fireworks. Buy pre-made only fireworks.
  • Make sure an adult is always present.
  • No kids 12 & under are to operate fireworks at any time.
  • Use only legal fireworks.

More tips!

  • Make sure you use appropriate fireworks with the appropriate setting. (IE: Small fireworks with small settings (& vice versa)
  • Make sure a bucket of water or a working hose is always nearby.
  • Light only one firework at a time!
  • Keep Fireworks pointed AWAY from people.
  • Soak used fireworks in water after use.

Fireworks injurys

Fireworks although fun, can result many different injuries & many severe. It could result in a bad injury in the face, loss of fingers, or decapitation (depending on the severity of the blast.

2 Women severely injured during fireworks show

Thursday, July 4th 2013 at 11pm

West Lawn Park in the 6600 block of South Keele

(Quoted from NBC)"

Two women were injured Thursday night while watching an amateur fireworks display in their neighborhood.

A 34-year-old woman suffered severe burns and a 32-year-old woman's left foot was severed in the incident, police said. They were transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

The women told police they were watching fireworks around 11 p.m. at West Lawn Park in the 6600 block of South Keeler when a bright light flew toward them and exploded.


Fireworks are mainly used on

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Chinese New Year

President's Day

and many more holidays.

Huge Fireworks show ↓

Intresting Facts

A sparkler burns at a temperature over 15 times the boiling point of water. Three sparklers burning together generate the same heat as a blowtorch. When your sparkler goes out, put it in a bucket of water.

A rocket can reach speeds of 150mph, however the shell can reach as high as 200 metres.

The largest chocolate firework was measuring 3m high and 1.5m in diameter and containing 60kg of Swiss Cailler chocolates. The firework was released in Zurich on New Year's Eve 2002.

Fireworks are not fun for animals. Always keep dogs and cats inside the house when fireworks are being let off. Stay calm and make sure they have somewhere to hide.

Now that you know how to use fireworks safely, blow some off!