Firework Safety

  • Do not attempt to light sparklers that have been damaged.
  • Do not throw sparkler wires in the grass.
  • Do not throw sparklers at people or vehicles.
  • Keep a pail of water handy in which to place used sparkler wires.
  • Use only in an area away from combustibles, brush, or buildings.
  • Use only outdoors.
  • Use only under adult supervision.


Only devices defined as sparklers are legal in Florida. Legal devices may include:

  • Sparklers
  • Cigarette loads
  • Glow worms
  • Party poppers
  • Snakes
  • Snappers
  • Booby Traps
  • Trick matches
  • Trick noise makers


Prohibited devices include those that fly or make a loud bang. Prohibited devices include firecrackers, M-80's, and bottle rockets.