Fireworks Safety

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.

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