Fond memories are often made with cookouts and fireworks around summer holidays. Did you know that firework displays have been an American tradition since the late 1700’s? While it’s a fun and beautiful tradition, it’s important to keep you, your family and your home safe while making memories this summer! Here are some firework safety tips that will help you to enjoy the holidays and avoid danger.

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Tips for Residential Fireworks

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The Safest Way to Enjoy Fireworks

While fireworks are beautiful and fun to watch, they have the potential to damage to property and injure people.  According to an annual report issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks cause thousands of injuries each year.2 The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to sit back and relax at a local fireworks show put on by professionals. You can find fireworks shows in your area and enjoy watching beautiful fireworks that are not available for residential purchase. Plus, fireworks can be expensive! So, enjoying a local fireworks show can save you money and protect you, your family and your home.


1 "Fireworks." CPSC.gov. July 02, 2018. Accessed June 07, 2019. https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/Fireworks.
2 Tu, Yongling, and Jason Ng. "2017 Fireworks Annual Report." Consumer Product Safety Commission. June 19, 2018. Accessed June 12, 2019. https://www.cpsc.gov/s3fs-public/Fireworks_Report_2017.pdf?Jr0lMG0Z5QYQMTyUtYr_3GR.991BKn4l.