Two Rivers: Fireworks Safety Tips


• Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks. (see link for Nebraska laws)

• Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.

• A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities.

• Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.

• Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.

• Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.

• Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.

• Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak in a bucket of water.

• Always have a bucket of water and a charged hose nearby.

• Never carry fireworks in your POCKET or shoo them into METAL or GLASS containers.

• Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.

• Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.

• FAA regulations PROHIBIT the possession and transportation of fireworks in your checked baggage or carry-on luggage.

• Report illegal explosives, such as M-80’s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.

Don’t forget the safety of our pets!

• Don’t bring your pets to a fireworks display, even a small one.

• If fireworks are being used near your home, put your pet in a safe, interior room to avoid exposure to the sound.

• Make sure your pet has an identification tag, in case it runs off during a fireworks display.

• Never shoot fireworks of any kind near pets.

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