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FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS

Fireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the Fourth of July. But fireworks can be dangerous when used improperly, causing serious burn and eye injuries. Thatís why the Harris

We strongly recommend that you LEAVE FIREWORKS TO THE PROFESSIONALS!

If fireworks are legal where you live, and you decide to set them off on your own, be sure to follow these important safety tips:

BEFORE YOU SHOOT:

∑ Only buy from reliable fireworks sellers

∑ Never experiment or attempt to make your own fireworks

∑ Store fireworks in a cool, dry place

∑ Find a smooth, flat surface -- away from the house and other buildings, or dry leaves and grass

∑ Be sure to have water handy in case of a malfunction or fire

ALWAYS HAVE ADULT SUPERVISION

WHEN YOUíRE READY TO SHOOT:

NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO PLAY WITH OR IGNITE FIREWORKS

∑ Always read and follow label directions, warnings, and instructions

∑ Be considerate of your neighbors

∑ Only ignite fireworks outdoors, and away from houses and other buildings

∑ Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks

∑ Light only one firework at a time

∑ Never try to re-light fireworks that have not fully functioned

∑ Never give fireworks to small children, even sparklers can cause serious burns

∑ Never throw fireworks at another person, vehicle, or animal

∑ Never carry fireworks in your pocket

∑ Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers

∑ Dispose of spent fireworks properly

PLEASE, HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON !!

 

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