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Diwali is thoroughly enjoyed by people of all age groups as they love the splendour and sparkle of fireworks. All accidents due to fireworks occur as a result of carelessness, negligence and ignorance. But these can certainly be avoided by observing some very simple precautions. All of us enjoy the pleasure of light and sound but when disaster strikes the injured has to bear the cross. If you're going to set off fireworks at home this year, please take a few minutes to read through the guidelines.


• Look for an open space and ensure there are no combustible and inflammatory things around.

• Always buy fireworks from licensed and reliable sellers 

• Keep small children away from the bursting area 

• Use a sparkler, agarbatti or a long fire wood to burst a cracker as they keep you at a safe distance and do not have open flames 

• Read the label on the crackers and follow the instructions carefully. 

• While igniting aerial fire works like rockets ensure that they are not facing any opening like an open window, door or an open building which may cause fire accidents. 

• Keep your fireworks stock away while lighting a particular firework. 

• Wear footwear while lighting fireworks. 

• Be Prepared for Emergency and keep emergency phone numbers handy. 

• Organize a community display of fireworks rather than individuals handling crackers. 

• Keep first aid & two buckets of water handy. In the event of fire, extinguish flame by pouring water from the buckets. Every major fire is small when it starts. 


• Don’t wear Nylon clothes. Always wear cotton while bursting crackers. 
• Strictly avoid using matches and lighters for bursting crackers as they have open flames which can be dangerous. 

• Never ignite aerial fireworks (like rockets) if there is any overhead obstruction present like trees and wires etc. 

• Never ever leave a lit match, agarbatti or sparkler near unused crackers. 

• Never experiment with crackers or make your own fire works 

• Avoid bursting fireworks on roads 

• Never ever light a cracker in your hand. See to it that you put it down and ignite it. 

• Don't keep your face close to the cracker while trying to ignite it. 

• Do not throw fireworks at people 

• Never give ANY firework item to small children 

• Never try to burst crackers indoors or from inside a vehicle. 

• Do not have fireworks in your pocket while igniting another 

• Don't wear loose clothes; secure all clothes properly. 

Have Fun but Play Safe!


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