Firework Safety Month

As warmer weather arrives and Independence Day approaches, fireworks may be part of your
various summer celebrations. While the bright colors and flashing lights of fireworks are a great
addition to a summer party, make sure you use common sense and a few basic safety guidelines
to keep the fun from turning into a fire or injury.

  • Buy fireworks from a reputable source; don’t alter them and don’t use homemade fireworks.
  • States have different rules for fireworks; if they’re illegal, leave them to the professionals.
  • Follow local laws when shooting and report any illegal explosives.
  • A designated adult should supervise all fireworks, and children should not handle them.
  • Use fireworks outside in a clear area away from buildings, vehicles and animals.
  • Have water buckets or a hose nearby.
  • Soak duds and spent fireworks in water before disposing of them in the trash.
  • Never consume alcohol before shooting fireworks.
  • Light fireworks one at a time.

Quick Fact: The most common firework injuries are burns, with hands and fingers the likeliest places to be harmed.

All insurance policies are different. Be sure to review your insurance policy for specific information about coverages available to you. Nothing in this post is meant to suggest a guarantee of coverage.