Fireworks Safety

What kind of fireworks are allowed in New Jersey? The flyer below explains what is permissible and what is not. 

Please remember to exercise extreme caution whenever you are handling any type of firework device.

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Aerial fireworks such as firecrackers, bottle rockets, Roman candles, and similar devices remain illegal in New Jersey. State law also restricts the sale of sparklers to only those who are over age 16.  Sparklers are the number one cause of injuries and nearly half of those reported injuries involved kids under the age of 5, according to the New Jersey Dept. of Consumer Affairs. 

The New Jersey Dept. of Consumer Affairs offers the following Fireworks Safety Tips:

  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.
  •  Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don't realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals.
  • Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying them or using them.
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
  • After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.