FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS

SEDGWICK COUNTY GUIDELINES

June 27, 2020
FIREWORK SAFETY
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While you're enjoying your grilling, family time, and fireworks, take time to remind your kids about firework safety. Below are some fireworks safety tips, according to the Sedgwick County Fire District.  

Small children should not handle fireworks; even sparklers can be harmful if mishandled.

Older children and young adults should be monitored by an adult when handling fireworks.

Always keep a bucket of water or a hose nearby.

Take old or illegal fireworks to a fire station or soak them in water until they unravel.

Follow the directions on the packages closely.

Do not hold fireworks that have been ignited.

Try to light fireworks on gravel, concrete or a hard surface that will not ignite.

Keep fireworks away from dry grass, hay, trees and all structures.

Pay attention to dry, windy conditions and to burn bans - do not ignite fireworks during these times.

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