Fireworks safety tips for Independence Day

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Fourth of July is right around the corner but before any celebration occurs, safety needs to be on the minds of parents, citizens and anyone for the festivities.  If you plan to buy fireworks yourself, here are some tips to keep you and your family safe:

Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks

Read and follow all warnings and instructions

Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks.

Only light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from the house, dry leaves, and flammable materials.

Never try to relight fireworks that have not fully functioned.

Keep a bucket of water in case of a malfunction or fire.

Use the associated links above for more safety tips and information!