When you consider how wonderful fireworks can be, you are usually thinking in terms of some of the great fireworks shows you may have seen. In fact, those can be a real delight but that is a far cry from what sort of fireworks display a person could put on at home.
Aspiring to Make a Show
Many people go to these big fireworks shows and enjoy them but some also decide that they want to do their best to create good fireworks shows at home or in a rural setting. While this is a nice little dream in theory, in practice it is truly a matter of playing with fire in a dangerous way.
While it may be tempting to get a number of big fireworks from one of the many fireworks supermarkets that are around, you should think twice about doing that. There are just a few fireworks that are considered safe to use and they are few and far between.
The Safest Show
In reality, since you would be dealing with live explosives no matter how pretty they are, the safest fireworks show that you can do is when you go to one of the public shows that are professionally coordinated. No matter how careful you try to be on your own it is not safe to use fireworks.
Though you may know people who do pretty good amateur shows of fireworks, would they ever tell you that it is perfectly safe? If so, they are not thinking clearly. In fact, the bigger the fireworks the greater the risk of serious harm. It is best to leave the shows up to the professionals for best results.
Trying to Make it Safe
If you are going to use fireworks, there are some safety steps you will do best to follow. The most important thing to do first though is to check with your local authorities about the firework laws in your area. The regulations vary from state to state and from city to county so you will want to be sure you are legit.
Once you are in a legal area to use the fireworks, you will need to be sure of the weather conditions. No matter what, under no circumstances, never light up fireworks in areas that are dry or during droughts. It is all too easy to start very serious wildfires.
Choosing the right area in which to do the fireworks is one thing but personal and group safety is definitely of prime importance. Always use fire retardant gloves when handling fireworks. Do not wear any loose clothing at all because lit fragments can easily get caught and loose clothing is highly flammable.
If you have long hair, pin it back. Always wear safety goggles. Many firework injuries are caused by flying debris from the fireworks or surrounding items.
Of course, the best thing to do is understand that no fireworks are safe no matter what and it is best to not use them at all. Just go to the professional shows.