Safety Tips

We hope that you will enjoy the fun and excitement of DIWALI, and that you will do so in a safe and careful manner. Fireworks are an Indian tradition. They can provide hours of wholesome, family entertainment, but must be used by adults carefully and safely. To Ensure the safety of both the audience and those lighting the fireworks, we recommend that you obey the following safety measures during your fireworks display :

Children Should Not Handle Fireworks. NEVER let children handle, play with or light any fireworks. Only adults should handle and light the fireworks. The fireworks are great family fun, but they burn hot and are intended to be handled only by adults.

Do Not Use Alcohol With Fireworks. Please do not consume alcohol while lighting any fireworks. Fireworks must be used only by individuals who act in a responsible manner and who are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Follow The Laws. Follow your local and state laws regarding the possession and use of the fireworks, and use good common sense when using fireworks. Read all directions, cautions, labels and warnings on each individual firework item to understand the product performance and hazards associated with the use of the item.

Don't Use Malfunctioning Items. Never attempt to re-light, alter or fix any "dud" firework. If an item fails to ignite, let it sit for at least five minutes, then immerse it in water.

Use in a Clear, Open Area. Keep the audience (and particularly children) a safe distance away from the shooting site. Always light your fireworks in a clear open area away from buildings and vehicles. (A minimum clear radius of 30 feet for fountains and other ground-based items and 100 yards for any aerial product is recommended.) You should avoid lighting the fireworks in any area where there is dry grass or brush that could catch fire. Never use fireworks indoors.

Storage of Fireworks. Always store fireworks in a cool, dry place; and dispose of fireworks properly.

Never Use Fireworks as Weapons. Never aim, point or throw fireworks at another person.

Use Fireworks Outdoors. Never use fireworks indoors; only use them outdoors.

Have Water Close By. Have an accessible fire extinguisher, water supply, hose or bucket of water nearby for emergencies.

Windy Conditions. Be cautious of lighting any aerial firework during strong wind conditions. The firework should be lit with the prevailing wind blowing away from the spectators. If there is a significant wind shift during the time you are lighting the firework, the shooting site should be rearranged.

Use Care in Handling Fireworks. Do not carry fireworks in your pocket. Always be careful in handling fireworks to prevent dropping them. Never smoke when handling fireworks.





Use Care in Lighting the Fireworks. Always light fireworks products with punk, a Phantom Pyro-Torch, a flare or an extended butane lighting device. This will enable you to keep as far from the product as possible. If needed, use a flashlight at night so the fuse can be easily seen; never use a lantern or other flame producing device near fireworks for illumination. Light the firework product and get away.

Keep Clear of the Fireworks. Never put your head or any part of your body over the top of any firework product. Never hold a lighted firework item in your hand. Keep as far away from the firework item as possible when lighting.

Use Fireworks on a Hard Surface. Always light fireworks on a hard, flat and level surface to ensure the stability of the items. Grass is generally not suitable for any aerial items. (If lighting on grass, lay down a flat wooden board for a shooting surface.)

Purchase Fireworks From Reliable Dealers. Buy fireworks only from reliable, licensed fireworks dealers. Do not try to make your own fireworks.

Safety Glasses. Safety glasses are recommended for those individuals lighting the fireworks and those individuals in close proximity to the fireworks. . .