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Fireworks Safety Tips

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Fireworks Safety Tips

 

     The City of Oviedo Fire Rescue Department encourages you to practice safety when using Fireworks.  Did you know that any Fireworks that explode or lauch into the air or illegal in the State of Florida and that the Agriculture Exemption you may sign when purchasing Fireworks from retail sales is not appropriate if you use your Fireworks in the improper zoning area such as a residential neighborhood!  Of course, this is information the Fireworks Retail Store fails to share with you at the time of purchase.

Fireworks Statistics

Over 9,800 Injuries Annually in United States

Over 7,000 Injuries Annually Requiring Hospital Treatment

 

     The consequences in Florida are usually confiscation of the Illegal Fireworks, however other penalities may be involved if injuries occur.  In Oviedo, local retail vendors are prohibited from the sale of Fireworks that either explode or launch into the air. 

Fireworks Safety Tips

  • Do not purchase illegal fireworks.  Purchase only those approved by the State Fire Marshal Office.

  • Only adults (18 year sof age and above) should be permitted to light Fireworks.

  • Sparklers are a common Firework related injury among children.  They are of sufficient temperature to ignite clothing and cause serious burns to the skin as well.  Only allow sparklers to be handled by those 12 years of age or older.

  • If you choose to use "legal" Fireworks at your residence, do so with safety in mind. 

  • Use Fireworks a safe distance away from homes, cars, etc.

  • If using Fireworks on the sidewalk or street area, assign a person to observe for vehicle traffic for safety.

  • Closely supervise children during use of Fireworks.  Do not allow children to set off Fireworks or be in close distance.

  • If the Fireworks you purchased are not performing properly, discontinue use immediately.

  • Only purchase legal Fireworks and read the safety warnings on the package.

  • Keep a water hose nearby in case of igniting a grass fire.

  • Do not ignite any Fireworks in your hands.  All Fireworks should be ignited on the ground.

  • Be cautious of loose clothing when lighting Fireworks.  Be prepared to extinguish a fire quickly.  Stop, drop, roll.

  • Consider attending a professional Fireworks Show rather than purchasing your own Fireworks.

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  • Please visit the National Fireworks Safety Council and other recognized Fireworks Safety web based publications to learn more about Fireworks Safety...

 

For more information contact the City of Oviedo Fire Rescue Department at

407-971-5611 or visit our office at 1934 CR 419 West (Behind Fire Station 3)