Tips to stay safe while bursting fire crackers this Diwali

 

 

This Diwali make it a safe and happy festival outing with family and friends by just making sure you follow some simple safety norms while bursting the fire crackers. Like they say, its always better to be safe than sorry. Fire works always don't go the way they are meant to be and some time might prove to be too dangerous. Burn injuries are majorly reported during the festival season as many a times we get carried away in the festivities that we miss out on basic precautionary measures that are to be taken. Its always advisable to know your fireworks, so read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting. Always have a bucket of water nearby the place where you are bursting crackers.

Also make sure you wear cotton clothes as the danger of sparks falling on you while your burst crackers is high. Do not wear loose clothing while using fireworks. Always burst crackers, outdoors in a clear area,away from buildings and vehicles to make sure there is no damage incurred because of it. Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass. Never give fireworks to children. A responsible adult must always supervise all firework activities while children are at play. Closely supervise children around fireworks at all times. Also never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them into metal or glass containers as it could prove to be very dangerous.

Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away. But it the firework does not go off, it is very important that you should never ever relight a “dud” firework.Always wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water, just to be sure of defusing it off. Stand several feet away from lit fireworks. If a device does not go off, do not stand over it to investigate it. Put it out with water and dispose of it.  If a child is injured by fireworks, immediately go to a doctor or hospital. If an eye injury occurs, don't allow your child to touch or rub it, as this may cause even more damage. So stay safe and have a happy Diwali!

 

 

-Divya