Fireworks safety

shutterstock_2396947Fireworks are incredibly popular in Germany on New Year’s Eve.

However, it’s important to keep in mind Army in Europe Regulation 600-1, which states private fireworks are not permitted on any Army installation in Europe.

But if you live off post, there are a few safety tips you should follow.

  • Light fireworks in a field away from homes or power lines.
  • Always have a fire extinguisher nearby, if something goes wrong.
  • Never relight a firework that didn’t go off the first time.
  • Make sure kids and pets are a safe distance away from the fireworks.
  • Always have an adult present when lighting fireworks.
  • Pay extra attention to pets that may be present.

Be careful and have a safe start to the New Year!