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Firework Storage Safety

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

Person holding an American flag and a sparkler Fireworks started an estimated 19,500 fires in 2018, including 1,900 structure fires.

It is getting close to the Fourth of July and many Americans are preparing for fireworks to celebrate. Fireworks are fun and exciting, but they can also be very dangerous if not properly handled and stored.

Below are a few tips to make sure your festivities are enjoyable but also responsible:

Keep water close 

Having a water source or bucket close by is a vital safety precaution when letting off fireworks. The water can be used to soak the fireworks after firing to prevent reigniting along with putting out accidental fires. 

Proper containers

When storing leftover explosives (before and after the event) make sure that they are being contained in a non-flammable, plastic container; no cardboard.

Storage environment

When putting away fireworks for long periods of time, it is advised to store them in dry cool areas. Storing them in places such as attic spaces, garages, and sheds is not recommended due to their ability to reach high temperatures that could cause an accidental ignition. 

Away from children 

Last but not least, make sure when putting away explosives, make sure they are out of reach from children. Having fireworks stored in a safe, locked location is key to keep them out of curious hands. 

We hope these tips help keep your Fourth of July safe from any issue so that you can properly enjoy the celebration of our nation’s independence. Even though we take precautions, we understand that disaster can happen regardless. SERVPRO of Jackson & Ross, Athens & Gallia Counties are available 24/7 and always here to help!

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