Many people want to see fireworks as they celebrate. The best and safest way to do this is to go to a professional show.

However, if you decide to use legal fireworks elsewhere, there are some basic guidelines that will help keep you and your family safe.
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These are the emergency services department’s safety recommendations:

• Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.

• Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don’t realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals.

• Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.

8 Fireworks Safety Rules That Will Save Your Life  was originally published on

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