Fireworks Safety: Fire and Emergency Services provide safety tips for the holiday Published June 27, 2022 By Adam Bowles 412th Test Wing Public Affairs EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Fourth of July is a wonderful time! Family and friends gather to enjoy barbecues, picnics and beautiful fireworks displays. Unfortunately it is also a time when many people will experience injuries and cause damage to property by using fireworks. Please take a minute to read the following information to ensure you and your family have a safe and happy 4th of July. Though fireworks may be legal for use in some locations on off base property, they are still potentially dangerous, especially if used improperly. Should you decide to purchase fireworks for use off base, keep the following safety precautions in mind: -Always read and follow the safety directions. -Never take fireworks apart to build your own fireworks. -Never allow children to use fireworks without adult supervision. -Only light one device at a time and remain a safe distance away after lighting the device. -Never try to re-light or handle "dud" fireworks. Follow the safety directions. -Use fireworks in an area that is free of combustible vegetation. -If anyone is burned, apply cool water to the skin for several minutes and seek medical attention. Have a safe and happy holiday!