Fireworks safety
Fireworks Safety
General Safety Tips:

Always Read and Follow Label Directions.
Always have an adult present.
Only buy from reliable fireworks sellers
Only ignite fireworks outdoors!
Be sure to have water handy!
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 neighbors.


Reloadable Shells:

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!

Roman Candles:

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.


Missiles:

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.


Damp or Wet Fireworks:

Never purchase damp or wet fireworks!
Damp fireworks often perform poorly and items like sky rockets that perform improperly can be dangerous.

Wet fireworks can become dangerous as they dry out. Chemical reactions take place when water is added to the complex compounds used in fireworks. After the fireworks dry out they can become dangerous. Be careful when purchasing fireworks from tent vendors. Look to see if their "back stock" of fireworks is stored on the parking lot or ground under their tent. Large summer storms can dump inches of rain in minutes and that rain will flow on the pavement possibly soaking fireworks.

Common Sense:


Use common sense and enjoy your fireworks safely.


Accidents:

Why do accidents happen?
A majority are caused when alcohol or drugs are involved.
Use common sense when using fireworks and follow ALL Instructions.
Ask your fireworks vendor for advise, if they can not help you perhaps you
need to purchase your fireworks elsewhere.

Knowing what an item should do will help maintain a safe area for your spectators. You will be able to set up a safe and enjoyable show when you know what to expect from each firework.

Watch out for trees and wires overhead! A deflected shell can be very dangerous.
Keep a water source handy ! This can be a hose or several buckets of water.


Accidents we know about. Read and learn.


Family collect fountains from the street where they were shot off and
placed into cans. Even though they have been cooling or over 30 minutes
they awoke to sirens as their garage was on fire. They placed the full
plastic garbage cans behind their garage, later that night the heat built up
and set the cans on fire !

Man impresses neighbors by placing a reloadable canister shell (in tube) on his head. When ignited the concussion killed him,

Man dumps “dead shell” into his lap and reloads this artillery tube, the “dead shell” ignited blowing off his leg, killing him.

Woman looks down the reloadable tube to see “how fast the shell comes out” she is dead.

Dog runs into area where fireworks are lit and tries to pick some up. Dog runs with an active firework in his mouth, shooting everyone in the area.

Kids toss sparklers into the air. The sparklers go out making them almost impossible to see. A sparkler enters a child’s eye causing blindness.

Child holds a sparkler burning at over 3500 degrees, the hot sparks ignite
the child’s pajamas when the sparkler is brought close.
Fireworks safety
Fireworks Safety
General Safety Tips:

Always Read and Follow Label Directions.
Always have an adult present.
Only buy from reliable fireworks sellers
Only ignite fireworks outdoors!
Be sure to have water handy!
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 neighbors.


Reloadable Shells:

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!

Roman Candles:

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.


Missiles:

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.


Damp or Wet Fireworks:

Never purchase damp or wet fireworks!
Damp fireworks often perform poorly and items like sky rockets that perform improperly can be dangerous.

Wet fireworks can become dangerous as they dry out. Chemical reactions take place when water is added to the complex compounds used in fireworks. After the fireworks dry out they can become dangerous. Be careful when purchasing fireworks from tent vendors. Look to see if their "back stock" of fireworks is stored on the parking lot or ground under their tent. Large summer storms can dump inches of rain in minutes and that rain will flow on the pavement possibly soaking fireworks.

Common Sense:


Use common sense and enjoy your fireworks safely.


Accidents:

Why do accidents happen?
A majority are caused when alcohol or drugs are involved.
Use common sense when using fireworks and follow ALL Instructions.
Ask your fireworks vendor for advise, if they can not help you perhaps you
need to purchase your fireworks elsewhere.

Knowing what an item should do will help maintain a safe area for your spectators. You will be able to set up a safe and enjoyable show when you know what to expect from each firework.

Watch out for trees and wires overhead! A deflected shell can be very dangerous.
Keep a water source handy ! This can be a hose or several buckets of water.


Accidents we know about. Read and learn.


Family collect fountains from the street where they were shot off and
placed into cans. Even though they have been cooling or over 30 minutes
they awoke to sirens as their garage was on fire. They placed the full
plastic garbage cans behind their garage, later that night the heat built up
and set the cans on fire !

Man impresses neighbors by placing a reloadable canister shell (in tube) on his head. When ignited the concussion killed him,

Man dumps “dead shell” into his lap and reloads this artillery tube, the “dead shell” ignited blowing off his leg, killing him.

Woman looks down the reloadable tube to see “how fast the shell comes out” she is dead.

Dog runs into area where fireworks are lit and tries to pick some up. Dog runs with an active firework in his mouth, shooting everyone in the area.

Kids toss sparklers into the air. The sparklers go out making them almost impossible to see. A sparkler enters a child’s eye causing blindness.

Child holds a sparkler burning at over 3500 degrees, the hot sparks ignite
the child’s pajamas when the sparkler is brought close.
12649 Dix-Toledo Road
Southgate, MI 48195
734-282-1055
Southagte Fireworks
Southgate Fireworks
12649 Dix-Toledo Road Southgate, Michigan 48195
734-282-1055
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