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Fireworks safety

Even though some types of fireworks are legal in Georgia, you should use extreme caution to avoid serious injury during your Independence Day celebrations. Gwinnett County’s firefighters encourage you to attend a professional show instead of using fireworks yourself this year.

If you are going to use fireworks, follow these tips for a safe celebration:

  • Purchase fireworks from a licensed and reputable vendor.
  • Read the directions carefully and inspect the device for any defects.
  • Keep a bucket of water, garden hose, and fire extinguisher close by.
  • Ignite fireworks outdoors in an open area away from buildings, vehicles, vegetation, or any other combustible material.
  • Ignite only one device at a time and use an ignition stick or fireplace lighter.
  • Always keep a safe distance between yourself and the device.
  • Before going to bed at night, remember to inspect the area where fireworks were used.
  • Call 911 in case of emergency.

Let’s work together to keep Gwinnett healthy and safe this Independence Day and all year round. For more tips, visit