Firework Safety

It is always recommended that instead of using fireworks, go to a professional public display.

  • If you do use fireworks yourself, make sure you use approved fireworks. Each region or town may have various laws on fireworks. 

    • In Maryland, approved fireworks include; Ground Based Sparkling Devices, Gold Labeled Sparklers, and Novelty Items such as "Snap n Pop", "Black Snakes", and "Party Poppers"‚Äč

    • Baltimore City, Prince George's County, and Montgomery County have banned all forms of fireworks, sparklers, and novelties.

    • Ocean City, Howard County, and Harford County have banned all Ground Based Sparkling devices

If you still are legally allowed to use fireworks, take caution using these tips...

  • Keep a bucket of water nearby in case fireworks get out of control.

  • Wait for the firework to completely burn out before cleaning it up. 

  • Do not wear loose fitting clothing while using fireworks.

  • Do not set off fireworks on grass, indoors or on a flammable structure.

  • Keep back from lit fireworks. If the firework does not go off, put it out with water and dispose of it. 

  • Point fireworks away from houses, buildings, or other flammable structures.

  • Supervise children and animals around fireworks. Keep children away from fireworks. Make sure frightened animals are kept inside and away from the fireworks.

NFPA Public Service Announcement Consumer Fireworks Safety

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