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Safety tips

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on July 3, 2008 1:46 PM

Here are some tips on using your Fourth of July fireworks safely.

*Only use fireworks outdoors.

*Always have either a hose or bucket of water handy.

*Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter or combine them.

*Never re-light a dud firework. Instead, wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.

*Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a designated shooter.

*Only people over age 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type.

*Do not ever use homemade fireworks or illegal explosives.

*Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter and the shooter should wear safety glasses.

-- Tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety.