Our family like many others will be celebrating our Nations birthday and having a bit of fun as well. Part of our fun will include fireworks. My parents never participated in lighting fire works but rather took us to a firework show. My own family will do both but there are some safety rules that we will be sure to do and you may want to follow as well
Never allow a child to hold or ignite a firecracker. Firecrackers are very dangerous as well as fun and when they go off they could take a finger or so. We never hold and light a fire cracker and never allow our children to hold anything more than a sparkler and always under adult supervision
It is not a wise idea to ever pick up or try to relight a fire cracker that has not went off. You may not be sure how hot it is and could accidently go off when you are not expecting it to
Fire crackers are little bits that are lit on fire and therefore could cause other items to catch on fire. For safety sakes keep a garden hose or bucket of water close by
Light fire crackers one at a time and move back quickly. you are never sure how much it will take for one of them to spark, ignite and go off Likewise never point or throw fire crackers at another person.
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