Federal Avation Administration Notice: Fireworks Don’t Fly!
Fireworks are forbidden in your carry-on and checked baggage. Do not mail or ship fireworks as air parcels.
It’s the Law… Persons violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR, parts 171-180) are subject to a civil penalty of not more than $75,000 for each violation. In cases involving death, serious illness, or severe injury to any person or substantial destruction of property, a civil penalty may be increased to $175,000 for each violation. Criminal violations may result in fines and imprisonment of up to 10 years.
Your safety IS our top concern.
Here are safety rules to remember before you shoot fireworks.
With the advent of the mortar kits in the past few years and the wide acceptance by the public, its paramount that the following be a part of your show preparations:
First block the tube with a concrete block or rock so that it cannot tip over during firing.Next unwind the fuse on the shell, place it in the tube with the top part up where the fuse attaches bringing the fuse out to the top of the tube.Then slightly pull the fuse to be sure that the shell is able to move.Then light and get back.
Shelton’s offers more than 40 kinds of mortar kits.
On the aerial tubes be absolutely sure that they are blocked with a concrete block or rock so that there is no way that they can tip over during firing.
Shelton offers more than 100 kinds of aerial tubes.
On aerial rockets, the use of PVC pipe can serve as a launch device and has to be anchored so that it cannot tip over during the firing. This can be done by placing it in heavy sand, or a bucket of sand with its launch heading just the direction that you desire.
Shelton’s offers more than 50 kinds of rockets.
On aerial multi-firers, using a concrete block would prevent them from accidentally turning over and shooting at your crowd.
Prior to dark on your shooting date, look at each item you are going to be using in your show and be sure where the fuse is located so you don’t have to fumble around in the dark trying to find it. We recommend having the fuses all turned in the same direction.
- Always read and follow label directions.
- Have an adult present.
- Buy from reliable sellers.
- Use outdoors only.
- Always have water handy (a garden hose and a bucket).
- Never experiment or make your own fireworks.
- Light only one firework at a time.
- Never re-light a “dud” firework (wait 15 to 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water).
- Never give fireworks to small children.
- If necessary, store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
- Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trash can.
- Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
- Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
- Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
- The shooter should always wear eye protection and never have any part of the body over the firework.
- Stay away from illegal explosives.