Fireworks Safety

  • Buy legal fireworks from reliable sellers only. Never use illegal fireworks.
  • Read and follow all directions and warnings on the label.
  • Make sure there’s always an adult present.  Don’t let children play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Light the fireworks on a smooth, flat surface, outside, and away from the house or any flammable materials.
  • Never ignite fireworks in a metal or glass container.
  • Be sure other people are out of range when lighting fireworks.  
  • Never point or throw fireworks at anyone.
  • Don’t try to relight a “dud.”
  • Keep a bucket of water on hand.
  • Stay alert.  Don’t use alcohol or other drugs when lighting fireworks.
  • Soak used fireworks in water before disposing of them.
Happy Fourth of July from the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services!