Fireworks Safety Tips

Stateline Fireworks wants you to have all the fun and wonder of fireworks in a safe and sensible way. In order to fully enjoy the fireworks, it is important to observe them under safe and controlled conditions only by adults or with adult supervision. To insure both the safety of the audience and those lighting the fireworks, we recommend that you follow these fireworks safety tips before, during and after your fireworks show.


  1. Follow the laws. Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
  2. Purchase fireworks from reliable dealers. Don’t use homemade fireworks or illegal explosives.
  3. Use fireworks outdoors only.
  4. Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter and the shooter should be aware of all safety rules.
  5. Prepare your shooting surface. Use fireworks on a hard, level surface in an open area. If you are on grass or gravel, put down a piece of plywood first. Check for dry brush or grass or any objects that could catch fire.
  6. Always keep a bucket of water or hose close by. 


  1. Never let young children light or handle fireworks. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase and shoot any fireworks that leave the ground and/or explode. No child under the age of 12 should handle a sparkler.
  2. Never combine alcohol and fireworks. Have a designated shooter.
  3. Don’t shoot fireworks in a metal or glass container.
  4. Light the fuse only on the tip with an extended lighting device.
  5. Only light one firework at a time. Then move to a safe distance immediately.
  6. Never hold any portion of your body directly over a firework when lighting.
  7. Never try to relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  8. Never aim, point or throw a fireworks at another person or property.
  9. Only use fireworks as intended. Don’t try to combine or alter them.


  1. Douse any finished fireworks with water before discarding.
  2. Store unused fireworks in a cool, dry place.
  3. Properly dispose of any unwanted, unlighted fireworks.

Please Use Your Fireworks Safely.

Consumer fireworks are officially referred to as UNO336 1.4G fireworks. They used to be called Class C or common fireworks. The definitions and standards for the consumer fireworks are found in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

All of our fireworks products meet or exceed the standards established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for UN0336 1.4G (Class C) consumer fireworks. Additionally, Stateline Fireworks tests the products to insure proper product safety, performance and compliance with CPSC standards.

Please remember fireworks safety every time you use fireworks.


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