Fireworks Safety

By: Mark Moore

Introduction to Fireworks

In the 7th century the firework was invented in China, but fireworks are one of the most dangerous things you can buy on the market. Fireworks consists of gunpowder, sulpher, and charcoal. Fireworks are full of different other chemicals depending on the type ,but all are still really dangerous. Most firework related injuires are from childeren from the ages 16 and under. You should let proffesionals handle the larger fireworks called "Pyrotechnicians". They abide to a couple safety rules that they always use while handling fireworks.

Safety Tips

-Never allow kids to play with fireworks.

-Always have adult supervision even with sparklers.

-Never place any body part in the path of a firework.

-Never re-light or pick up a firework that hasn't fully lite.

-Never point or throw fireworks at someone.

-Always go to a safe distance after lighting a firework.

-Always keep a bucket of water near by in case of any mishaps.

-Never carry fireworks in your pocket.

-Never shoot fireworks in a metal or glass container.

-pour water on fireworks after they have completed burning.

-Light fireworks one at a time.

-Never light fireworks that are in a brown paper bag.

-Always keep dogs or cats inside if lighting fireworks.






Fun Facts

-Fireworks were invented in China in the 7th century.

-A rocket can reach speeds up to 150 mph.

-Most firework accidents happen from children 16 and younger.

Citations

-www.cpsc.gov/en/safety-Education

-www.news.BBC.co.uk

-www.fireworksfilm.co.uk