Fireworks Safety

The best way to enjoy them is to let the professionals handle them like with the USS Kidd 4th of July Spectacular

The National Council on Fireworks Safety

PROMOTING SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE USE OF CONSUMER FIREWORKS

Recommended Safety Tips

  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  • Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  • A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities.  Never give fireworks to children.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.  Save your alcohol for after the show.
  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  • Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework.  Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.
  • Never carry fireworks in your POCKET or shoot them into METAL or GLASS containers.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
  • FAA regulations PROHIBIT the possession and transportation of fireworks in your checked baggage or carry-on luggage.
  • Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.

Below is where fireworks are legal:

  • All of Livingston Parish
  • All of Iberville Parish
  • Pointe Coupee Parish, but illegal in New Roads
  • West Baton Rouge Parish and Addis, but illegal in Port Allen and Brusly
  • Unincorporated Ascension Parish and Sorrento (10 a.m. Sat. to 1 a.m. Sun.), but illegal in Gonzales and Donaldsonville.
  • All of East Feliciana Parish

Police say shooting a gun in the air is against the law and could land a person behind bars or a hefty $500 fine.

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