|For Immediate Release||
|Contact: Art Resnick||
Date: June 15, 1999
Fireworks Safety Tips
Washington--Safety tips from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
> Consider all explosives materials hazardous. This includes fireworks.
> Fireworks laws and ordinances vary from State to State. the facts
> Legal fireworks businesses are open to local, State, and Federal
> Traffickers of illegal explosive devices try to avoid police. Items
> Store fireworks in a cool, dry place not accessible to youngsters.
> Kids and fireworks can be a volatile mix. Adults should supervise.
> Only light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from anything
> Light one firework at a time, then move away to a safe distance.
> Douse fireworks that fizzle with water. Don't reliqht. Soak leftover
> Avoid trouble and tragedy:
Class-C common fireworks regulated by the Consumer Product Safety
Illegal Explosive Devices
Illegal devices are not fireworks. Illegal devices are small bombs
Some street names for the devices are M-80, ashcan, cherry-bomb, silver
Explosive material in illegal devices exceeds the limit for common
People trafficking in illegal devices can go to Federal prison for
For more information on ATF, visit the ATF Web site at www.atf.treas.gov.
This was last updated on June 16, 1999