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Reason to Celebrate • National Safety Month

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THIS COUNTDOWN STARTS AT “TWELVE”

BLAST OFF WITH TOP 12 FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS
 

We know that countdowns traditionally start at “10,” but let’s expand that to an even dozen when it comes to lift-off for Fireworks Safety Tips for all ages! National Safety Council
 

  • Consider attending one of the many free public shows available.
     
  • If you hold your own show, choose fireworks that are legal. Anything you buy from a vendor in Nebraska will meet this requirement.
     
  • Choose fireworks that are age appropriate. Young kids should never handle fireworks, Nincluding sparklers. Teens should be supervised.
     
  • Don’t allow running or horseplay by anyone near fireworks.
     
  • Don’t try to relight duds. Wait at least 20 minutes before handling. Soak in water before disposing of the dud.
     
  • Plan your show to avoid having fireworks falling down on people, houses and cars. Remember, winds often change direction.
     
  • Have at least a bucket of water available; and a garden hose turned on and ready to go.
     
  • Keep a first aid kit nearby – just in case.
     
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for lighting fireworks.
     
  • Wear close-fitting clothes, and sturdy shoes or sneakers.
     
  • Use a “designated shooter” who is alcohol-free and wearing safety glasses! Light one device at a time and keep a safe distance once a firework is lit.
     
  • Never light fireworks in containers.

And don’t forget to be a good neighbor. Clean up debris when the smoke clears.
For more information on this and other safety issues, visit
www.SafeNebraska.org.
 

FOR 10 GREAT FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS:

www.safenebraska.org/safe-living/Fireworks.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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