How can I be safe when lighting fireworks?

  • An adult should always light fireworks.

  • Keep matches and lighters away from children.

  • Use fireworks outdoors only.

  • Light one firework at a time.

  • Keep children and pets away from fireworks.

  • Do not throw fireworks or hold in your hand.

  • Do not allow young children to play with fireworks under any circumstances.


    • Sparklers, considered by many the ideal "safe" firework for the young, burn at 1800 to 3000 degrees Fahrenheit and can easily ignite clothing. Children do not understand the danger involved and cannot act appropriately in case of emergency.

  • Older children should only be permitted to use fireworks under close adult supervision. Do not allow any running or horseplay.

  • Do not try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Place duds in a bucket of water and throw them away.

  • Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.

  • Never ignite fireworks inside a container such as a bottle or can.

  • Keep unused fireworks away from the area where you are lighting them.

  • Never have any portion of your body over a firework when lighting.

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1. Are fireworks legal in Grants Pass?
2. How can I be prepared before lighting fireworks?
3. How can I be safe when lighting fireworks?
4. How can I be responsible after lighting fireworks?
5. What types of fireworks are the most dangerous?
6. Who gets hurt by fireworks, and what kinds of injuries are common?
7. Where are fireworks illegal at all times?
8. What are the penalties for illegal fireworks use?
9. What types of fireworks are legal on the 4th of July?
10. What types of fireworks are always illegal?
11. What about annexed areas?
12. How do I keep my pets safe?
13. Do you have any other questions?