New Year’s celebrations are a great opportunity to create everlasting memories with family and friends, however, before you light up that sparkler make sure everyone knows some basic Firework Safety Tips! As parents of three little ones, we have to make sure that they understand and acknowledge that fireworks are dangerous if not handle properly. This way everyone can enjoy them & also keeping safe! Today, I want to share with you a couple of safety tips when using fireworks during your New Year’s celebrations!
Tip #1: Buy only legal fireworks. Make sure that when you purchase fireworks they come from a legal vendor and were legally manufactured. Fireworks that do not have labels on them, are most probably illegal, and you should stay away from them. I know this might be silly, but you should never try to manufacturer your own fireworks, leave it to the professionals to do them.
Tip #2: Parental supervision at all times while fireworks are in-use. Yes, we might not realize this, however, kids are kids and they need to be supervised while holding their sparklers and while fireworks are near by. NEVER point fireworks to others, this is key, kids need to understand that fireworks are not games and that they can inflict harm to others if not use properly. Finally, avoid direct contact with lit fireworks, this means arms, legs, knees, and hands.
Tip #3: Handling fireworks. Always have an adult handle fireworks. Keep a bucket filled with water handy. Light one firework at a time and move back quickly. Let fireworks completely burnt out, never attempt to light up a firework that didn’t ignite. Finally, after all fireworks have been lit, make sure to soak the fireworks and area well to avoid an accident.
Fireworks are meant to be enjoyed, make sure to keep your children safe by following the firework safety tips above and you will enjoy them much more knowing that you family is safe. Take extra precautions and be safe this New Year!
On a side note: thank you all who have followed our journey this past year and hope to see you back here in 2015.