Somewhere between 960 and 1279 AD, fireworks were developed in China, under the Sung Dynasty. It was discovered that the mixture of charcoal, saltpeter, and Sulphur was not just very flammable, but quite beautiful as well. We have come a long way since then, as it is now possible to buy wholesale fireworks online. The 4th of July is only just around the corner, and this is a favorite opportunity for many to set off some beautiful sparklers, fountains, and other fireworks.

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According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, around 9,600 people needed emergency room treatment in 2004 for fireworks-related injuries. Around 50{6713ba23e05232a925818888182dfaeb6662fdf7c105b8bc21967aa35cf30fda} of those were burns to the head, eyes, and hand. Further, around 50{6713ba23e05232a925818888182dfaeb6662fdf7c105b8bc21967aa35cf30fda} were younger than 15. This may seem shocking, but young children are naturally attracted to the beautiful colors of fireworks and they don’t understand the concept of the fact that this light is created thanks to burning at 1,832 to 3,632 F. Statistics have also shown that some 700 vehicles and 1,800 structures caught fire due to fireworks in 2005.

Safety First

So how do you make sure everyone is safe if you organize a fireworks display?

  1. Fireworks should be handled by adults only. Teach your children not to play with other children who are allowed to light fireworks.
  2. Don’t forget that sparkles are dangerous as well, easily setting clothes on fire.
  3. Supervise older children around fireworks so they can learn how to become safe adults.
  4. Talk about safety with your kids, teaching them the “stop, drop, and roll” method if they are on fire. Teach them about 911 and show them how to use a fire extinguisher.
  5. Read the labels on the fireworks and follow them to the letter, even if you have used that type of fireworks in the past.
  6. Do not light fireworks inside.
  7. Make sure spectators are far enough away.
  8. Do not aim or throw fireworks at others.
  9. Wear eye protection and do not place any body part over the fireworks.
  10. Do not re-ignite a fuse that didn’t go off properly.
  11. Always have a bucket of water nearby.
  12. Do not keep fireworks inside your pocket.
  13. Be considerate and do not light fireworks after 10pm.
  14. Be aware of droughts.
  15. Store fireworks as directed.
  16. Check local laws and make sure you stick to them.
  17. Do not drink alcohol before lighting fireworks.
  18. Do not experiment with fireworks.
  19. Clean up all the mess left behind after you have lit the fireworks. Let them soak in a bucket of water overnight.
  20. Be mindful of the fact that pets can be very afraid of fireworks due to the noises.

Even if you follow all 20 of these tips, as you should, you are still not out of danger. You have to have a healthy respect for the fact that you are working with explosives. If you are ever not 100{6713ba23e05232a925818888182dfaeb6662fdf7c105b8bc21967aa35cf30fda} confidence about what you are doing, don’t do it at all. That is simple common sense.