Keep Fireworks Usage Safe and Legal On New Year's Eve

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With New Year’s Eve just a couple weeks away, there are many people who may be tempted to get out the fireworks they had in storage and light them off to usher in 2014.  If you intend to do this, you absolutely must make sure that doing so is even legal in your area.  This will require contacting your local fire or police department to ask about the county’s and city’s rules.

If you discover that you are allowed to set off fireworks on New Year’s Eve, or if you travel somewhere that you can do this, then safety should be your priority.  Therefore, you may want to take a look at some of the tips on hand from the Louisiana State Fire Marshal in a new report.

Fireworks stands aren’t going to be as common as they are at the end of June, but that doesn’t mean that it’s advisable to put together your own explosives or purchase them from non-approved retail establishments.  When you do have legal products in your possession, you must follow the labels to the tee so that your usage doesn’t render the items unsafe.

Make sure only adults are allowed to set off the fireworks, keeping an eye on children who may be tempted to get close to the flames.  Don’t light more than a single item at once, and have a hose ready to go to snuff out the flames if they get out of control or when you’re done for the night.