Never experiment or attempt to make your own fireworks.
Light only ONE at a time.
Never re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks!
Never give fireworks to small children!
Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
Dispose of fireworks properly.
Never throw or aim fireworks at another person.
Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers!
All fireworks that are for sale legally have been approved by various federal agencies such as
D.O.T., C.P.S.C., and others. Only fireworks labeled as 1.4G Consumer Fireworks are to be used
by the general public.
ALL 1.3G fireworks are to be used by professionals only. These high power devices and cause
great bodily harm and even death if improperly used.
Although the federal government has tested all 1.4G fireworks for safety some additional
tips / instructions will make you even safer.
Remember What Goes Up Must Come Down !
Aerial shells usually break up and are harmless but rockets, missiles, and aerial
spinners do come back down to earth. Keep this in mind and be considerate of your
Remember the shell is placed into the tube with the fuse hanging out the top then the
fuse it lit. Never used a tube that has become damaged or a tube where the shell will not drop to the
bottom. If the shell does not reach the bottom of the tube your shell will not obtain
optimal altitude and may cause injury upon detonation.
It is also a good idea to make sure your mortar tube will not tip over. Placing it in a plastic
bucket filled with sand will add to the stability of the firework.
Never look down the opening of a mortar tube! I have seen defective shells go off after 28 minutes.
Always act as though a loaded mortar tube is a loaded gun, never point it at anyone or anything and NEVER
LOOK DOWN THE TUBE!
Never hold any firework in your hand unless the instruction implicitly
state it is ok to do so. Roman Candles today are marked "Do Not Hold In Hand".
You may wish use a plastic bucket filled with sand to hold such devices.
I have never been a big fan of missiles, most expect for Saturn Missiles are of a size that
could cause injury. I have found many to be marginally stable and suggest
you use with great caution or not at all.