"Ask the Broker" Ann Milano and the team at House America want to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Safe Fourth of July! With that being said the days of Georgia not allowing backyard fireworks is long gone. Starting in 2005 Georgia began to loosen up their restrictions on fireworks. Today sales of all fireworks are now legal. No longer do you have to visit friends in neighboring states to buy and display fireworks legally. Although the displays set off by the professionals in many areas around Georgia can't be beat, neighborhood folks still like to sometimes put on their own display. Check out GeorgiaGov Blog or click here for the Latest 2018 Legislation information on what is legal and what is not for your 2018 firework display!
Obviously the best and the safest way to enjoy the 4th of July and fireworks is to attend one of the many public displays put on the many of the cities in Georgia. They have all of the safeguards in place for the public.
However, if you are determined then these safety tips set up by the Red Cross. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show. Many states outlaw most fireworks. If someone is setting fireworks off at home, they should follow these safety steps:
- Always follow the directions on the firework packaging.
- NEVER, Never, Never give a small child fireworks to handle.
- Be sure to use eye protection if you are the person setting off the display.
- As a precaution be sure to keep a good supply of water close by.
- Only light one firework at a time
- NEVER ATTEMPT to relight "a dud"!
- NEVER point or toss the firework toward a person, an animal, structures, a vehicle, bushes or any flammable materials.
- Be sure to keep fireworks away for children and of course pets.
- Be sure to store your fireworks in a dry, cool place.
- Be sure to leave an area where there are amateurs using fireworks.
If you are looking for a good display be sure to visit Greater Atlanta Firework List 2018 for cities and times through out Georgia.