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National Council on Fireworks Safety Offers Tips for Responsible New Year’s Celebrations

New Year’s Eve is a wonderful time to celebrate the start of a new year. And fireworks are a wonderful way of celebrating. However, fireworks and alcohol don’t mix! If you are at a party for New Year’s Eve where consumer fireworks are being shot, make sure that there is a designated shooter who has not been drinking any alcohol and that the fireworks are being used responsibly.

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What Consumers Need to Know Before Buying Fireworks

Washington, D.C. ----Everyone enjoys fireworks, especially in the festive Fourth of July season. But consumers need to be careful about where they buy their fireworks. The National Council on Fireworks Safety (NCFS) recommends that you only buy consumer fireworks from a licensed store, tent or stand. Never buy fireworks from an individual's house or from someone on the street. Such devices are likely illegal explosives or professional 1.3G fireworks that can seriously injure you.

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National Council on Fireworks Safety Recommends “Common Sense” Safety Tips for New Yorkers

Using consumer fireworks on New Years is a tradition.  And it can be safe if a few common sense rules are followed, says Nancy Blogin, the President of the National Council on Fireworks Safety. Consumer fireworks go through vigorous third party testing in China before being shipped to the United States.  But she notes, consumers using legal fireworks must know how to use the fireworks before they ignite them. For many people in New York, when legal to do so in their respective jurisdictions, they will use sparkling devices for the very first time so it is important that they take the time to read the cautionary labeling and use common sense. 

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