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FIREWORK
SAFETY

At Pyro Company, we take safety seriously. See our summary of our safety guidelines below.

GENERAL SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • Read and follow firework warning labels: Always take the time to carefully read and adhere to the instructions and warnings provided on each firework package.

  • Choose appropriate outdoor locations: Ensure fireworks are only used in wide open spaces, away from buildings, trees, or any flammable materials. Follow local regulations regarding designated areas for firework use.

  • Adult supervision is essential: Always have a responsible adult present when handling fireworks. They should oversee the entire process and be ready to intervene if necessary.

  • Never hold fireworks in your hand: Avoid direct contact with fireworks. Never hold them in your hand while lighting or after ignition, as this can cause severe injuries.

  • Use a stable surface or bucket of sand: Place fireworks on a hard, level surface or secure them in a bucket of sand to prevent them from tipping over during ignition.

  • Maintain a safe distance: Never position any part of your body directly over a firework when lighting the fuse. Step back to a safe distance immediately after ignition.

  • Store fireworks safely: Keep fireworks in a secure and designated area, away from heat sources, open flames, or flammable materials. Ensure they are out of reach of children.

  • Secure pets indoors: Prioritize the safety of your pets by keeping them securely indoors during fireworks displays. The loud noises can frighten and disorient animals, leading to potential accidents or escapes.

  • Have water nearby: Always have a hose or a bucket of water readily available in case of emergencies. It can be used to extinguish small fires or cool down any accidental burns.

  • Do not attempt to relight failed fireworks: If a firework fails to ignite or go off, do not attempt to relight it. Wait for at least 20 minutes, approach it cautiously, and then soak it in water before disposing of it properly.

  • Treat burns properly: In the event of a burn, place the affected area under cool running water for up to 20 minutes. Seek medical attention if the burn is severe or covers a large area.

Remember, firework safety is crucial to prevent accidents and ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone. Always prioritize caution and adhere to safety guidelines.

PET & ANIMAL SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • Inform your neighbors about your fireworks plans: Prior to setting off fireworks, inform your neighbors about your intentions. This allows them to take necessary precautions for their pets' well-being.

  • Stay calm and reassuring: Show a calm and composed demeanor around your pets. Behave in a reassuring manner to help them feel secure and less anxious during the fireworks.

  • Keep fireworks away from animals: Never ignite fireworks in proximity to animals. Ensure a safe distance to prevent accidents or injuries.

  • Keep pets indoors: During firework use, keep your pets indoors. Close all doors and windows, draw the curtains, and create a comfortable and secure environment where they can seek refuge. Turning on the radio or TV can help mask the noise.

  • Provide a comforting hiding place: Set up a covered crate or create a cozy area where your cat or dog can retreat to. This gives them a safe space to feel secure during the fireworks.

  • Exercise dogs earlier in the day: Take your dogs for exercise or a walk earlier in the day to avoid being outside during dusk, when fireworks are more likely to be set off.

  • Secure cats indoors before dark: If your cat has access to the outdoors, ensure they are safely indoors before it gets dark and the fireworks begin.

  • Maintain familiar surroundings for horses and farmed animals: Keep horses and farmed animals in their familiar paddocks with their usual companions to minimize stress. Regularly check fences and paddocks for any hazards and ensure they are secure.

  • Plan ahead for stabling or moving animals: If you need to stable or move animals, do so well in advance of the fireworks. This allows them time to get used to their new surroundings and reduces their stress.

  • Safeguard small pets: Remember to protect small pets like rabbits, guinea pigs, or chickens. Have them safely tucked away, or consider bringing them indoors for the night to shield them from the noise and potential stress caused by fireworks.

By following these guidelines, you can help ensure the safety and well-being of your pets and other animals during consumer firework use.

Learn more on Firework Safety

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FUN FACTS 

Long ago in China, there was a cook named Li Tan who accidentally invented fireworks. While mixing ingredients in the kitchen, he combined saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal. Little did he know that this magical blend would create amazing bursts of light in the sky, bringing joy and wonder to people everywhere. And that's how fireworks came to be, lighting up celebrations for over 2,000 years!

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