FIRE WORKS SAFETY | Tips for a safe Diwali

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Fire safety for diwali
Unfortunately, improper handling and playing with fireworks puts a damper on the celebrations every year.

The “Festival of “DIWALI” fun, joy, and togetherness. Children and youth eagerly look forward to the arrival of the festival. In fact, they begin bursting of Patakha/Bomb and playing with fireworks well before the festival. Dipawali marks the triumph of good over evil and dispels darkness. Unfortunately, improper handling and playing with fireworks put a damper on the celebrations every year. Every year a large number of people across our country lose their eyesight and major burns during the festival. Property is also damaged in mishaps. So, as a proactive measure, we have decided to wear our hearts on our sleeves and pass on
some do’s and don’ts to prevent fireworks-related mishaps during the coming Diwali festival. (Tips for a safe Diwali)

Tips for a safe Diwali

Safety for safe diwali

Do’s:

  • Parents should always supervise the use of fireworks by children.
  • Check the area before igniting fireworks to ensure that all flammable and combustible materials are removed.
  • Follow all safety precautions issued with the fireworks.
  • Use incense stick to ignite fireworks. They burn without an open flame and provide a long and safe distance between your hands and the fireworks.
  • Use fireworks only outdoors. Keep a bucket of water and sand nearby to extinguish any incipient fire.
  • Light only one firework at a time.
  • Wear protective goggles while bursting fireworks to prevent eye injuries.
  • Firecrackers, bombs, and flowerpots should not be lighted while holding them. Move away quickly before they burst.
  • Hold lighted sparklers away from the body.
  • Flying fireworks like rockets should always be lighted in open grounds and not around high rise towers.
  • Preferably wear thick cotton clothing.
  • Store fireworks in a cool and dry place.

Don’ts:

Diwali firecrackers safety

  • Never give fireworks to small children.
  • Never ignite fireworks while holding them. Put them down, then burn them and walk away.
  • Never buy substandard quality firecrackers. These may malfunction or could pose hidden dangers while using them.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket. Do not put fireworks in any bottle/box to ignite.
  • Never mix anything with the Barud of fireworks or make fireworks at home.
  • Never ignite aerial fireworks where overhead obstruction (trees, wires, etc.) may interfere with their trajectory.
  • Never re-burn a firework which has not burn properly.
  • Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
  • Never place the earthen lamps near any flammable material like wood, cloth or paper.
  • Don’t wear synthetic clothing.
  • Don’t light flying sky fireworks if there is a high wind speed.
  • Never store flammable liquids at homes such as Petrol kerosene and diesel.

In Case of an Accident:

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How to treat firecreckers burn

  • Minor burns can be treated by running cold water the affected area.
  • In case someone’s clothing catches fire, Stop-Drop-Roll to put out the flames.
  • In case of eye burns, wash the area with water for 10 minutes and seek medical attention.
  • Consult the doctor if any medical treatment required.

Final word

Throughout the celebrations remember to keep a watchful eye on your children to keep them out of harm’s way. If you are or
lighting fireworks yourself remember to follow all the above safety tips.

“Wishing you a Happy, Safe and Prosperous DIWALI”

Wishing for safe diwali

Be aware of the hazards and risks while handling firecrackers. Ensure adequate safety measures are taken to eliminate any untoward accidents.

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