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Be Safe Around Fireworks


July 4th is right around the corner! Lots of families and kids like to celebrate the holiday with festive fireworks. We want you to enjoy the holiday, but we want you to be safe around fireworks.

To help the public celebrate safely, the Office of the State Fire Marshal in Kansas and Safe Kids Kansas offer the following tips for the safe use of fireworks:


  • Always purchase high quality fireworks from reliable and legitimate sources
  • Always read and follow label directions
  • Have an adult supervise all fireworks activities
  • Always ignite fireworks outdoors
  • Have water nearby
  • Never experiment or attempt to make your own fireworks
  • Light only one firework at a time
  • Never re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks
  • Never give fireworks to small children
  • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place
  • Dispose of fireworks properly
  • Never throw fireworks at another person
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket
  • Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers


For more information on fireworks safety, visit FireMarshal.ks.gov/fireworkssafety or Safe Kids Kansas.