How to light fireworks might seem intuitive, but there’s more to just setting fire to the fuse. Learning how to set off fireworks while keeping the protocols of safety in mind will create for a smooth, accident-free celebration – which means you’ll be all in one piece to set them off time and time again. Part of privilege of using pyrotechnics is the knowledge of how to use them properly, it is important that you stay safe as well as the audience and surround property.
Don’t just rip into a firework package without regard to the manufacturer’s instructions. Always read and follow the instructions on the label of your chosen fireworks and should your have additional questions, ask the seller questions either at the point of purchase or later by phone. And regarding sellers; buy your fireworks from a trusted vendor and not some shady shop that might be defunct the next day. Cheaply-made, bargain fireworks are not a deal with it comes to your safety.
When lighting fireworks, be familiar with the surroundings. Make sure the area is open and cleared of tall grass, shrubbery and overhanging trees. Do not set off your display close to your house, other property or any type of flammable and hazardous materials. While it should go without saying, some people still act without thinking; always shoot your fireworks off outside, and this includes all types including firecrackers, smoke bombs and sparklers.
It is best to use a punk to ignite the fuse of your firework. Because punks burn slowly, it is a safer way to light a firework than an open flame. People should wear cotton clothing to prevent accidental sparking that can be caused by synthetic garments. Also, goggles or other protective eyewear makes sense if you value your eyes. Stay as far away as possible when lighting, don’t stick your head down over the firework or try to handle or relight the firework if seems to be damaged or a dud. Extinguish these duds, along with your used fireworks and punks, into a bucket of water to make sure there are no lingering embers before trashing.
Finally, don’t point fireworks toward another person or personal property or put them in unapproved glass or metal containers. Bent, broken or misshapen fireworks should be thrown away immediately. These types of damaged pyrotechnic items can explode prematurely out the side causing personal injury. When you know how to shoot fireworks, your firework experience will be safer and more enjoyable for everyone.