Fireworks Safety Instructions from Kaboom

FEDERAL CLASS 7.2.1 AUTHORIZED EXPLOSIVES APPROVED FOR SALE TO PERSONS
18 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER


PURCHASER BEARS RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFE ENJOYMENT OF FIREWORKS

APPOINT ONE PERSON TO BE IN CHARGE OF YOUR DISPLAY AND POSSIBLY 2-6 ASSISTANTS. MAKE SURE THAT ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. No items except sparklers are intended to be held in the hand.

  2. Do not smoke or allow open flame near fireworks.

  3. Choose a wide, clear site away from overhead obstacles for firing. If aerials or shells are in use, keep audience at least 40 feet back from lighting area.

  4. Watch young children carefully.

  5. Sparklers: The first one will be more difficult to ignite - subsequently, light one from another. Keep children 6 ft. apart and do not allow them to wave sparklers in each other's faces. Teach them to hold sparkler by handle, fully extending arm in front of them, keeping sparkler away from clothing or other flammable apparel. Always hold Sparkler by handle: glowing rod remains hot for some time after use. Do not use on birthday cakes. Children must be supervised.

  6. Be familiar with all of your fireworks before starting your display. Plan the order of firing before you begin. Notice that there are various types and locations of wicks - e.g., for items topped with blue paper, the blue paper is the wick. Always light wick/fuse at its tip.

  7. Use a good firing base: e.g., a pail, box or wheelbarrow filled with earth or sand.

  8. For fireworks without a standing base, bury halfway in the ground--unless the labelling on the item indicates otherwise. Set fireworks at a 10-degree angle pointing away from audience.

  9. Wheels: Nail securely to post or fence allowing spinning clearance.

  10. Do not leave fireworks unattended or close to lighting area. Always keep unlit fireworks pointing away from people. 11. If an item does not light easily or if it lights but seems to fizzle, stand back and do not handle for 30 minutes.

  11. Keep a large pail of water handy and be sure to hose down all fireworks & debris before disposal.

  12. High winds will affect the quality of your display and may create a hazard. Do not fire in excessively windy conditions.

  13. Storage: store fireworks in a cool, dry, ventilated place, away from children.