Diwali is about lighting lamps and bursting firecrackers. However, it is important to be aware of the safety precautions to avoid any mishaps and protect the environment. Let's take a look at them.
Ensure to purchase firecrackers from authorized dealers to make sure they meet all safety standards.
In some areas, there might be restrictions on when and where you can burst crackers, especially in apartment societies. Be aware of these local regulations.
Choose a safe area away from houses, flammable substances, or any dry vegetation to burst crackers to avoid any accidental fires. Avoid narrow streets or crowded places too.
Keep a bucket of water, hose, or fire extinguisher in case of any accidental fires. You can never be too careful.
Avoid wearing loose and flammable clothing. Wear close-toed shoes and cotton or non-flammable clothes to prevent any accidental burns to the body.
Use a long lighter, like a long incense stick dedicated to bursting crackers, to avoid the crackers bursting very close to you. This is a must when there are children in your house.
Avoid holding the firecracker in your hand while lighting it. The explosion will cause serious burns. Immediately after lighting a cracker, move away to ensure maximum safety.
Do not burst crackers when there are pet animals on the premises. They are very sensitive to loud noises and will be startled when there are explosions. Be mindful to keep the indoors in a quiet place.
Opt for eco-friendly firecrackers or explore alternatives like lighting lamps and diyas or participating in noiseless celebrations to reduce the environmental impact.