Firework Safety Tips

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

The Fourth of July is right around the corner! Are you ready for the firework displays? Whether you are attending a display or putting on your own show, you must remember to practice firework safety protocol. Here are six tips to stay safe this Fourth of July.

  • Do not allow children to play with or ignite fireworks, even sparklers and firecrackers
  • Make sure that fireworks are legal in your area before using them
  • Keep a bucket of water or a hose nearby in case of an accident
  • Light fireworks one at a time, back away quickly, and stay away until the firework is finished
  • NEVER attempt to re-light or pick up a “dud” that failed to ignite properly
  • NEVER use fireworks unless you are sober

You may think that Firecrackers and Sparklers are the “safe” fireworks, but that is not the case. In 2021, Firecrackers were responsible for 1500 injuries, and Sparklers were responsible for 1100. Although these fireworks seem harmless, you must remember that anytime you are using fireworks, you are playing with fire. The best way to avoid these injuries is to follow the safety tips listed above.

Fireworks can easily get out of hand, or into the wrong hand on a holiday weekend. If you are planning on putting on your own firework show, make sure you follow the tips listed above so that you can save yourself a trip to the hospital, or a call to the fire department. You do not want to be stuck dealing with that on a holiday!

If you find yourself with a personal injury due to fireworks over this holiday weekend, do not panic. We are here to help you. Please do not hesitate to Contact us at 920-383-3460 so we can help you understand you options moving forward.