Firework sales begins for New Years Eve - here's how to be safe

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Sales for fireworks have begun and some retailers are offering ways to stay safe as you celebrate safely.

Watch the video above for an interview with Top Dog Fireworks on how to safely handle fireworks this holiday season

Fireworks Safety Rules

-Always read and follow label directions.
-Have an adult present. Never give fireworks to small children.
-Buy from reliable sellers.

-Use outdoors only.
-Always have water handy (a garden hose and a bucket).
-Stay away from illegal explosives. Never experiment or make your own fireworks.
-Light only one firework at a time.
-Never re-light a "dud" firework. (Wait 15 to 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water).
-If necessary to store fireworks, keep them in a cool, dry place.

-Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trashcan.
-Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
-Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
-Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
-The shooter should always wear eye protection and never have any part of the body over the firework.

And remember, always be courteous to your neighbors and pick up your debris.
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