Fireworks Safety Tips & Fun Facts

June 21, 2023
From Jerry’s Fireworks Factory

Jerry’s Fireworks Factory (formerly Hamburg Fireworks Factory) is encouraging families to ignite new traditions this Fourth of July. With over 50 years in the fireworks industry, Jerry’s Fireworks Factory is proud to be a center for celebration, no matter the occasion. Customers can browse a wide selection of fireworks at low prices by visiting or stopping in-store at 2240 Horns Mill Road in Lancaster. Customers must be 18 and older with a valid I.D. at the time of purchase.

Fireworks are now legal to set off in Ohio on specific holidays, including the Fourth of July. It remains illegal to set off fireworks on public property or private school property. For the full list of holidays and more details, click here. Jerry’s Fireworks Factory also recognizes the importance of fireworks education. For educational materials such as curriculum kits, coloring sheets and video vignettes, visit

In order to celebrate the coming holiday safely, Jerry’s Fireworks Factory has compiled key tips for at-home firework displays to ensure that you can celebrate with a BANG!

Safety tips:

  • Stay a safe distance away from spectators when shooting off fireworks, as they can backfire or shoot off in the wrong direction.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.
  • Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can, away from any building or combustible materials until the next day. 
  • The best place to use fireworks is on flat, level surfaces that are outside and free from debris. Avoid dry grass.
  • Sparklers should not be used by children under the age of 12 unless under close adult supervision.

Fun facts:

  • The craft of making and setting of fireworks is called pyrotechnics, from the Greek pyro, “fire,” + techne, “art.”
  • The patterns of fireworks depend on how the stars are arranged inside the shell. That is why fireworks sometimes look like smiley faces.
  • A firework’s boom is a shockwave caused by a quick release of energy that allows the air to expand faster than the speed of sound.
  • The world’s first hand-held firework, or sparkler, was created 1,300 years ago.

Jerry’s Fireworks Factory retail store offers hundreds of firework products in their 4,000 square-foot warehouse retail location at 2240 Horns Mill Road, Lancaster – just off of the Rt. 33 bypass (Tarkiln Road exit). For more great safety tips, discounts and information, search “Hamburg Fireworks & Jerry’s Fireworks Factory” on Facebook, call 740-654-BOOM or visit