Fireworks Safety

 

The only thing that tops the quality of our fireworks is our focus on safety.

Pyro Planet is a member of the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL) and our products are tested by AFSL to insure conformity with regulations set by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

While testing and compliance are two important factors, the safe and responsible use of fireworks is another major component in fireworks safety. To help keep you, your spectators and your celebration safe, we recommend the following safety guidelines:

  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks. The American Pyrotechnics Association maintains a directory of state laws, which can be found here.
  • Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  • A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children; this includes sparklers.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.
  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  • Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area, away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them from metal or glass containers.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks. If you’re interested in hobbyist manufacturing, join an organization like the Pyrotechnics Guild International.
  • Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and placing them in a metal trashcan, away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
  • FAA regulations prohibit the possession and transportation of fireworks in your checked baggage or carry-on luggage.
  • Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.

 

You may also want to visit the following sites to learn more about fireworks safety:

The National Council on Fireworks Safety
The American Pyrotechnics Association

Thanks for reading and stay safe!