Safety & the law!
Celebrating with fireworks is an English tradition that harkens back 400 years to the days of Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot.
Fireworks are a great source of family entertainment when used safely. Superstars Fireworks recommends that you follow the following safety tips so that you enjoy your fireworks display:
OBEY ALL LAWS
Please obey the law regarding the sale and use of British approved fireworks. Selling fireworks to an underage person is illegal. Contact local fire and police officials regarding ordinances pertaining to the purchase and use of fireworks in your area.
USE COMMON SENSE
Common sense is important when using fireworks. Read all warning labels and follow directions on each firework device and understand the product performance of each item.
Children should not handle, play with, or light fireworks. Adults should handle and light all fireworks to insure their proper use.
JUST SAY NO
Do not consume alcoholic beverages while lighting fireworks. If you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you increase the possibility of misuse and injury to yourself and others near you.
HARD, FLAT, & LEVEL
To insure stability of the firework, always light on a hard, flat, and level surface to prevent an item from tipping over. If lighting on grass, use a flat wooden board as a shooting surface.
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
Use fireworks outdoors in a clear, open area away from buildings and vehicles. Avoid dry grass and brush that could catch fire or near any flammable items. Spectators, especially children, should remain a safe distance away from the shooting area, generally 25-40 feet for fountains and ground based items and 75-100 yards for aerial product. If windy conditions exist, fireworks should be lit with the prevailing wind blowing away from the audience.
Never put your head or any part of your body over a firework. Never look into a tube to inspect a firework. Never hold a lit firework in your hand.
The fireworks lighter should wear eye protection. Fireworks should be lit with at arms length with a wick in order to keep the maximum distance from a firework. Fireworks should be lit only one at a time. We recommend that you use a torch to help you in the dark. Don't attempt to re-light a "dud." If a firework fails to ignite, let stand for at least 5 minutes, then immerse in water.
Make sure that you keep a bucket of water, a water hose, and/or a fire extinguisher nearby for emergencies.
HANDLE WITH CARE
Fireworks should not be carried in your pocket. Don't aim or throw fireworks at another person. Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
Pets and farm animals may be frightened by the noise and lights of fireworks. You may want to keep pets inside or animals moved away during your fireworks show.
Call us now for any advice on safety!