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Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 28 June 2012 03:22

If you live in a city that allows the use of fireworks, here are some tips for doing it safely:

• Never buy or use illegal fireworks.

• Only adults should light fireworks.

• Never hold lighted fireworks with your hand or place them near the body.

• Fireworks should only be used outdoors.

• Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them.

• Always have water handy in case of a fire.

• Wear safety eyewear when using fireworks.

• Soak used fireworks in water before discarding.

• Never try to relight a firework.

• Soak spent fireworks with water before placing them in an outdoor garbage can.

• If you are injured using fireworks, seek immediate medical attention.

• Never allow young children to play with or go near fireworks, including sparklers. They seem harmless but sparklers can reach temperatures of 2,000 degrees.

• Never handle fireworks if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 03:23