Certain types of sparklers and non-explosive fireworks are legal in Georgia. Ted Wynn with the Bulloch County Emergency Management Agency reminds everyone that “if it goes up in the air or goes boom, it’s illegal.” The best way to safely enjoy fireworks will be at tonight’s Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Regional Park.
Even so, some people will want to hold their own celebration so Wynn has issued some fireworks safety tips that will save a trip to the emergency room.
* Wear protective goggles;
* Keep a water hose or bucket of water close by;
* Make sure fireworks are extinguished;
* Keep people and animals at a safe distance;
* Never let children handle fireworks of any kind;
* Use a lighter with an extender (like those for fireplaces or candles);
* Stay away from houses or dry leaves;
* Never put fireworks in plastic buckets or glass containers;
* Don't attempt to relight "dud" fireworks ;
* Do not point pyrotechnics at another person or animal.