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Stay Safe this 4th of July - Orlando Fire Department reminds residents to follow the Fireworks Do's and Don'ts!

OFD wants residents to stay safe during this 4th of July holiday, and have issues advice for everyone to stay safe.

Stay Safe - Orlando Fire Department reminds residents to always follow the Fireworks Do's and Don'ts!

Fireworks are known to cause thousands of injuries a year and the Orlando Fire Department wants residents to be safe during holiday celebrations!

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a professional fireworks show, but if you have your own fireworks, you are asked to follow the Fireworks Do's and Don'ts.

Fireworks Safety Tips: If You Choose to Use Legal Fireworks

If consumer fireworks are legal to buy where you live and you choose to use them, be sure to follow the following safety tips:


  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks

  • Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol

  • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear

  • Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands

  • Never light fireworks indoors

  • Only use fireworks away from people, houses and flammable material

  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person

  • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting

  • Never ignite devices in a container

  • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks

  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding

  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire

  • Never use illegal fireworks

  • Please be courteous with fireworks. Fireworks can affect someone sensitive to loud sounds. 

Pet Safety

Fireworks and loud noises can be distressing for pets.

  • Ensure your pets are kept indoors during fireworks displays

  • Create a calm and secure environment for them by providing a quiet, comfortable space

  • Consider using white noise or calming music to help mask the sound of fireworks

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