The National Council on Fireworks Safety

Promoting safe and responsible use of consumer fireworks

Safety Tips For Handling Consumer Fireworks

  • Always purchase fireworks from a reliable source.
  • Use fireworks as directed on consumer product safety label; never alter products.
  • Observe local laws and use good COMMON SENSE.
  • Have a designated shooter to organize and shoot your family show.
  • A responsible ADULT should supervise all firework activities.
  • Parents should not allow young children to handle or use fireworks.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.   Save your alcohol for after the show.
  • Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; AWAY from buildings and vehicles.
  • NEVER carry fireworks in your POCKET.
  • Wear safety glasses whenever using fireworks.
  • Always have water ready if you are shooting fireworks.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework.  Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Soak spent fireworks with water before placing them in an outdoor trash can.
  • Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.

A Letter to Our Members

The NCFS has plans for a very productive 2013, but first let me reflect for a moment on 2012. The National Council on Fireworks Safety chose to scale back on some activities in 2012 in an effort to build up our treasury to a more workable level.  2012 was a troubled year financially for the fireworks industry as a whole, with a troubled economy, drought issues plaguing many companies, donations were down for the Council. 

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