GENERAL FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS
1) Buy and use only fireworks which conform to Consumer Fireworks standards.
2) Don't break any laws. The consequences could spoil all your fun.
3) Don't experiment. Don't take a device apart or attach anything to it or attempt to
make it do something different.
4) Don't attempt to make your own fireworks.
5) Only persons over 21 are permitted to use fireworks. Active military are permitted
to use fireworks but must be 18 or older.
6) Only use fireworks in a large, flat, wide-open area. A minimum of 100 feet away
from any building,vehicle, vegetation or flammable objects.
7) Keep the spectators at least 100 feet away from where the devices are ignited
8) Don't handle the items unnecessarily before the show. This can cause duds.
9) Carry fireworks in a closed box, not on your person.
10) Don't use any items which may have been wet, has a loose fuse or leaking
11) Keep a bucket of water handy. Drop any metal sparklers after use in the water
12) Carry a flashlight with you.
13) Don't try to scare people.
14) Follow the instructions printed on each item.
15) Light only one fuse at a time. If you want more than one item to go off at a time,
fuse them together before the show.
16) Keep all fireworks in a covered container, well away from the firing area and
17) Don't hold any item in your hand once it is lit, except sparklers and hand held
fountains. Don't hold roman candles after lighting.
18) Don't light any items inside a container (other than necessary supports for roman
19) Don't pick up any items once it finishes, they can remain hot.
20) Don't try to relight a dud, drop it in water bucket.
21) Never throw any firework.
22) Do not point any item towards any person.
23) Never use fireworks in the presence of gasoline or flammable substances.
24) Don't smoke while using fireworks.
25) Don't use alcohol or drugs.
26) Always clean up the debris after the show.
27) Don't store unused fireworks. If you must, keep them in a cool dry place.
28) Wear eye protection, long sleeves, long pants, gloves and ear protection for your
29) You must have land owners approval to use on their property.
Rte 1 Seabrook, NH 1 mile south of Rte 107
RELOADABLE ARTILLERY SHELL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1) This device is to be used no less than 150 feet from any occupied dwelling or spectator area.
2) Use only the launch tube supplied with your kit. NEVER TRY TO MAKE YOUR
OWN LAUNCH TUBES USING ABS OR PVC PLASTIC PIPE.
3) Never use a damaged or wet launch tube.
4) Use launch tube on solid level ground. HDPE or Fiberglass tubes can be buried
in a 5 gallon pail of sand or dirt ¾ buried.
5) Always make sure the area is clear of overhead obstructions.
6) Always keep artillery shells covered in box they are packaged in and away from
spectator area when fired from launch tube area.
7) Never cut the string loop on the top of the shell that holds the fuse and keeps the
shell in it’s proper upright loading position.
8) Always load the shell into the launch tube first before lighting the fuse.
9) Never ignite the shell outside the launcher.
10) Never force the artillery shell down the launch tube. Shell should drop down
launch tube freely, with fuse exposed from the top of the launch tube.
11) Never load and fire more than one shell at a time from the launch tube.
12) Clean debris from launch tube after each firing.
13) Never have any part of your body over the loaded launch tube when lighting the
14) After lighting the shell that is loaded in the launch tube move at least 40’ from the
15) Always wait at least 2 minutes between reloading a new shell into an empty
launch tube after firing.
16) If your kit comes with more than one launch tube, rotate the firing of each tube.
17) If shell fails to fire, never relight the fuse. Wait 20 minutes and then flood the tube
with water. You can return the failed device back to us for an exchange or full
18) Never experiment or take the shell apart.
There's no denying that fireworks are capable of causing damage or injury but fireworks which are made according to the consumer fireworks classification specs pose no significant hazard when used correctly. In fact, the CPSP ranks consumer fireworks 137th on it's list of most dangerous consumer products. The manufacturers have done their part by conforming to all specifications and safety testing of their products prior to shipping. Your responsibility is to use the devices exactly as instructed and if you also adhere to following safety tips, the risk of damage or injury is negligible.