FIREWORK SAFETY TIPS
TNT® Fireworks reminds you to celebrate safely and responsibly this 4th of July. Celebrating with fireworks is an American tradition that harkens back to the days of our founding fathers. Fireworks are a great source of family entertainment when used safely. TNT® Fireworks recommends that you follow the following safety tips so that you enjoy your fireworks display this holiday.
OBEY ALL LAWS
Please obey your local and state laws regarding the sale and use of state approved fireworks. Contact local fire and police officials regarding ordinances pertaining to the purchase and use of fireworks in your area.
USE COMMON SENSE
Common sense is important when using fireworks. Read all warning labels and follow directions on each firework device and understand the product performance of each item.
Children should not handle, play with, or light fireworks. Adults should handle and light all fireworks to insure their proper use.
JUST SAY NO
Do not consume alcoholic beverages while lighting fireworks. If you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you increase the possibility of misuse and injury to yourself and others near you.
HARD, FLAT & LEVEL
To insure stability of the firework, always light on a hard, flat, and level surface to prevent an item from tipping over. If lighting on grass, use a flat wooden board as a shooting surface.
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
Use fireworks outdoors in a clear, open area away from buildings and vehicles. Avoid dry grass and brush that could catch fire or near any flammable items. Spectators, especially children, should remain a safe distance away from the shooting area, generally 25-40 feet for fountains and ground based items and 75-100 yards for aerial product. If windy conditions exist, fireworks should be lit with the prevailing wind blowing away from the audience.
Never put your head or any part of your body over a firework. Never look into a tube to inspect a firework. Never hold a lit firework in your hand.
The fireworks shooter should wear eye protection. Fireworks should be lit with punk or an extended butane lighting device in order to keep the maximum distance from a firework. Fireworks should only be lit one at a time. TNT's GLO-FUZE® makes lighting easier in the dark, but use a flashlight if needed. Don't attempt to re-light a "dud." If a firework fails to ignite, let stand for at least 5 minutes, then immerse in water.
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
Make sure that you keep a bucket of water, a water hose, and/or a fire extinguisher nearby for emergencies.
HANDLE WITH CARE
Fireworks should not be carried in your pocket. Don't aim or throw fireworks at another person. Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND
Pets and farm animals may be frightened by the noise and lights of fireworks. You may want to keep pets inside or animals moved away during your fireworks show.
Fireworks should be bought only from reliable and licensed dealers. Licensed and reliable dealers only carry products that meet standards set forth by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Do not use illegal explosives, alter any firework devices, or attempt to make your own fireworks.
TNT® Fireworks products meet or exceed the standards established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the U.S. Department of Transportation for UN 0336 1.4G consumer fireworks. In addition, TNT® Fireworks also tests its products to insure proper product safety, performance, and compliance with CPSC and DOT standards.
Be Safe and Know the Law
TNT® Fireworks is the industry-leading provider of state-approved consumer fireworks. We strive to provide safety tips and legal information to keep you safe and informed.
Please visit American Pyrotechnics Safety and Education Foundation, a special website promoting responsible and safe fireworks fun.
There are many federal, state, and local regulations regarding the sale, transport, and use of fireworks. In short, the law does not generally allow us to sell and ship fireworks through this internet website or via mail order. Use our store locator to find the nearest retail location where you can buy TNT® products. Fireworks cannot be shipped via UPS, Federal Express, or the United States Postal Service. The Federal Aviation Administration also prohibits the transport of fireworks on all commercial flights.
State and local governments may regulate items which are sold within their borders. These governmental bodies use varying definitions. Standards that are acceptable in one jurisdiction may not apply in another. For example, a "Safe and Sane" item that is legal to sell in California may not be legal in another "Safe and Sane" state, such as North Carolina.
We will continue to provide fireworks under the strict guidelines of all federal, state and local laws. It is important that you know the fireworks laws where you reside. For more information, you may call us at 1-866-868-3953.