New Year’s Eve is a wonderful time to celebrate the start of a new year. And fireworks are a wonderful way of celebrating. However, all too often, New Year’s Eve festivities can lead to too much drinking. Just like driving and drinking do not mix, shooting consumer fireworks and drinking any quantity of alcohol absolutely do not mix.
If you are at a party for New Year’s Eve where consumer fireworks are being shot, make sure that there is a designated shooter who has not been drinking any alcohol. Even a small quantity of alcohol (one beer, a glass of wine) can impair one’s judgment and ability to properly set up and use consumer fireworks safely.
Nancy Blogin, President of the National Council on Fireworks Safety, notes: “Each New Year’s Eve, consumers are injured because their judgment has been impaired by beer, wine, or other alcoholic drink. The lesson is simple: alcohol and fireworks don’t mix”.
In addition, the National Council reminds shooters of consumer fireworks of these other important safety tips:
And remember, ALCOHOL AND FIREWORKS DON’T MIX!
The National Council on Fireworks Safety is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose sole mission is to educate the public on the safe and responsible use of consumer fireworks. For a full list of consumer fireworks safety tips and the Council’s safety videos, please visit www.FireworksSafety.org.
Contact: Nancy Blogin, President
(816) 977-5838 cell