Fireworks Safety

Summer is in full swing, and there isn’t a holiday that says summer like the 4th of July.  If the local show put on by professionals isn’t enough and you choose to shoot off fireworks of any kind, please follow the guidelines below.  

  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks 
  • Older children should use them only under close adult supervision 
  • Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol 
  • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear 
  • Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands 
  • Never light them indoors 
  • Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material 
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person 
  • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting 
  • Never ignite devices in a container 
  • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks 
  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding 
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fire 
  • Never use illegal fireworks 


Stay safe out there everyone and have a Happy 4th of July! And remember to call Matthews Lighting and Electrical for any of your electrical needs!