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Tips for Safely Using and Handling Fireworks

Tips for Safely Using and Handling Fireworks

Fireworks are a wonderful and beautiful sign of summer. However, they can pose a danger if used incorrectly (e.g. in your backyard). According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 5,100 fireworks-related injuries in 2018 and 180 people visit the emergency room each day during July for related injuries. It is important to remember that fireworks, sparklers, and bottle rockets can be equally dangerous, especially for children. In 2018, 36% of fireworks-related injuries were caused by children under 15. Fireworks can cause severe burns (44% of all reported injuries) or eye injuries (19%). The most vulnerable areas to burns are the hands, fingers, and legs. Severe eye injuries include corneal detachment and corneal abrasions. These injuries can be quite frightening, but they are completely preventable. It is best to have professionals manage any fireworks displays. These expert-approved safety tips will help you avoid injuries if you have a holiday tradition of lighting fireworks or sparklers in your yard.

Respect the laws

 Hazardous Substances Act prohibits the sale of most dangerous fireworks, including "reloadable mortar shells", cherry bombs, and aerial bombs as well as larger firecrackers that contain more than two grams of powder. Consumer fireworks are prohibited by many state and local governments.

Consumer fireworks are allowed to buy fireworks WolverHampton state (but not all). They include shells or mortars as well as multiple tube devices, Roman candles, and rockets. Fire-crackers that contain no more than 50 mg of powder and novelty items such as snakes and ground spinners

Some tips for using and handling fireworks are:

1. Keep water close by

To prevent further fire, soak any faulty fireworks or extinguished sparklers in water. Doctors (Executive Director for the Institute for Childhood Preparedness), JD, MPA, and EMT-Paramedic recommend that you always have a bucket of water and a hose handy in case of an emergency.

2. The right way to light fireworks

Doctor says that lighters and matches are the most popular fire sources. However, the flame is unpredictable, vulnerable to wind, and more difficult to control. To keep things under control at a safe distance, light fireworks with a punk--a.k.a A special type of smoldering stick. You should light fireworks one at a while, one person at a time.

3. Avoid any failed fireworks.

If in doubt, treat fireworks as active. Sometimes, a firework might have a delayed response. This can lead to serious injury if it is not handled immediately. If a firework does not explode, you should stay away from it for five minutes. Doctor suggests that if the firework does not detonate after five minutes, you soak it with water.

4. Fireworks should be set off in an open area

Before lighting fireworks, ensure that you are in an open area, away from trees, houses, dry leaves, grass, and other flammable material.

5. Never relight fireworks

The same goes for "dud fireworks". Never relight them. Just soak them in water, and then safely toss them out.

6. When lighting a firework, don't lean over it

To light, the fuse, use a punk. For extra safety, do not place any part of your body directly on the fuse. To avoid accidental burns, wear fitted clothing and close-toed shoes.

7. Supervise children who use sparklers

Sparklers may seem safe enough to be used by children, but they can burn at temperatures of up to 2,000 degrees F. They are hot enough to melt most metals and can cause severe harm if they are not handled properly. To prevent injuries or fires, children under 12 years old must be supervised by a parent. Children (or anyone else) should not be allowed to play with or throw a lit sparkler.

8. Additional sparklers-specific tips as outlined in the American Pyrotechnics Association

·        Never light more than one sparkler at once.

·        Keep sparklers at arm's reach.

·        When the sparkler is lit, you should be at least six feet away from other people.

·        Wear tight-fitting clothing and open-toed footwear.

·        Use sparklers that have been used in a bucket of hot water. Once cool, dispose of the sticks.

9. Wear protective eyewear

The most common causes of eye injury from fireworks are heat burns, blunt force trauma, and chemical exposure. While bystanders are more likely to be injured than the person setting off the firework, it's a smart idea for anyone handling the fireworks -- bottle rockets, especially -- to wear protective goggles, as outlined by the American National Standards Institute.

10. Get medical attention immediately if you are injured

If you or someone you care about is hurt by fireworks, you should seek immediate medical attention. While you wait for help, do not apply any ointments or pain medication to the burns.

Follow these guidelines if you have an eye injury

·        Do not rub your eyes.

·        Rinse your eyes.

·        Don't apply pressure.

·        You should not remove objects stuck in your eye.

   If a doctor has instructed you, do not apply any ointments to the skin or take blood-thinning medications like ibuprofen or aspirin.

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Company:- Big Star Fireworks

Phone No:- 01902 214 003

Address:- Unit 1 Marston Road



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