- It is best to not use fireworks at home-- instead, attend a public fireworks display and leave the lighting to the professional
- Children and pets should be looked after at all times around fireworks. Do not give fireworks to kids, let them hold a glow stick
- Do not light fireworks indoors or near dry grass
- Always stand several feet away from fireworks
- Always have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher nearby
- The safest place for pets is indoors
- If you have an outside pet, make sure it is placed inside a closed fence or gate during the fireworks
- Do not take pets to firework events. Pets do not enjoy loud booms and flashing lights and could possibly run away if they are scared
CSRA (WFXG) - Before you pull out the cash to buy fireworks, remember there is an age restriction. It depends on where you live in the CSRA. Georgia and South Carolina have different laws. In South Carolina, the legal age to buy fireworks is sixteen but in Georgia, the age is eighteen.
The age restriction is there to protect young people from danger and injuries.
Whether you are in South Carolina or Georgia, the laws and safety tips are given to ensure you and your loved ones have a safe celebration this week.