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Fireworks Safety – Our First Concern

As always, safety is our first concern at Renaissance Fireworks. Here is a list of safety rules we encourage not only our Minnesota customers follow, but all individuals who wish to enjoy fireworks safely and enjoy an entertaining show.

  1. Read, understand and follow the instructions on each firework device prior to use.
  2. Only use fireworks with close adult supervision.
  3. Choose a safe place to use fireworks that is as far away from anything that could be damaged from the normal or abnormal operation of any firework device. Fireworks should only be ignited outdoors and away from animals, buildings, storage tanks, brush, and all other combustible materials.
  4. Anyone acting in an irresponsible manner or who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs should not handle or discharge fireworks under any circumstances.
  5. Keep fireworks away from small children and store them in a cool, dry location away from sources of ignition (heat and flames). Fireworks should not be allowed to become wet and should not be dried and used after becoming wet.
  6. It is illegal to ignite fireworks on public property, government property, parks, or streets.
  7. Do not carry fireworks in your pocket or on your person.
  8. Lit cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or open flames should be kept far away from fireworks that are for sale or are being stored.
  9. Never ignite fireworks inside another container under any circumstances, such as inside a bottle or a can.
  10. Wearing eye protection is highly recommended for those using fireworks. Never throw fireworks or aim them at another person, animal, or building.
  11. Only light one firework device at a time, and immediately move away from the device after it is lit. Keep clear of any device that has been ignited, but has yet to go off.
  12. If a firework device has been ignited but fails to go off, stay clear of the device for an extended period of time to prevent injury due to delayed activation. Soak the device in water before it is handled.
  13. Never place any part of your body, especially your head, over a firework device while it is being lit or discharging. Approach the item from the side and light while keeping your body away from the device.
  14. Never relight malfunctioning fireworks. Report any defects back to the seller or the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  15. Never experiment with fireworks. This includes attempting to make your own fireworks or altering fireworks in any manner (a strong federal prohibition exists for such activity).
  16. Inform your neighbors before putting on your fireworks display. They will appreciate the courtesy, and may even want to enjoy the fireworks show.

The Bottom Line: Be Safe, Be Courteous, and Enjoy the Show!