Tips for Celebrating a Safe Diwali

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  • Buy fireworks from reliable and reputable sellers.
  • Wear safety glasses to guard your eyes against flying sparks or dust.
  • Keep a bucket of water or extinguisher accessible.
  • Have a knowledgeable, sober adult responsible for handling all fireworks.
  • Dispose of all fireworks properly.

DON’T DO these:

  • Give any fireworks, together with sparklers, to youngsters. Lean over to lightweight fireworks. many of us usually try this to dam the wind, however, this can be extraordinarily dangerous.
  • Point or throw fireworks at somebody, ever.
  • Light fireworks inside or in cars. (This could seem good judgment, however, I {actually have} actually treated patients within the impotence United Nations agency are eviscerate as a result of they kindled a bottle rocket whereas during an automobile.)
  • Light quite one, albeit they’ve spaced apart on the bottom.
  • Try to re-ignite any fireworks that didn’t totally ignite. (There’s a reason they didn’t detonate the first time) Carry fireworks in a pocket.
  • Wear loose covering whereas victimization any fireworks
  • Set off fireworks in glass or metal containers — the fragments will cause severe injury.
  • Combine ingredients of various fireworks.

And keep in mind to own pleasing and safe Happy Diwali!

What are the ideal crackers to buy for kids ( below 12 years)

  • Do you know sparklers are 5 times hotter than hot cooking oil!!! Never give a sparkler to a kid below 5 years.
  • Flower pots, sanku chakram, tapes, sparklers can be used by older kids.
  • If they are bursting atom bombs, rockets it should be always under adult supervision.

Candle Safety

We usually use candles to light the agarbathis (used for lighting the wick of crackers ) and sparklers, there are some precautions that have to be followed:

  • The candle should be placed far away from where the crackers are used.
  • Do not place crackers or any inflammable articles near the candle.
  • Should be fixed firmly to the ground.
  • Place them in an area where there are at least 3 feet between the candle and any surface above it.

Sparkler Safety -:

If you are giving your kid (above 5 years) Sparklers then please follow the following precautions.

  • Always light sparklers one at a time.
  • Never hold a baby or child if you are having a sparkler in hand.
  • Plunge finished sparklers hot end down into a bucket of water after they have burned out.
  • Always supervise children while using sparkler.
  • Show children how to hold sparklers – away from their body and at arm’s length.
  • Tell the children not to wave sparklers near anyone or run while holding them.

How to prepare the area to light crackers?

Before starting to get gala with the fireworks check off these points to ensure a safe environment for your kids to burst the fireworks

  • Select a free open area with no vehicles or trees nearby, due to lack of spaces, I have seen many people bursting crackers in parking areas!!!
  • A bucket or two of water.
  • Eye protection and gloves.
  • A bucket of soft earth to put fireworks in.
  • Suitable support launchers for spin wheels and rockets.
  • Always keep the First Aid Box Ready.
  • Keep away pets from the vicinity.

Do’s for a Safe Diwali – :

  • Adult supervision.
  • Buy only good quality firecrackers.
  • Keep Chakkars and flower pots on the even ground.
  • Wear Closed footwear and close-fitting clothes.
  • Light crackers at arm’s length using a taper.
  • Ensure the kid lights only one firecracker at a time.
  • Discard used fireworks in a bucket of water or sand.
  • Use candle or Agarbathi for lighting cracker.
  • Check surrounding area for inflammable material before bursting crackers.
  • Always Keep the First Aid Kit ready.

Don’ts  for a Safe Diwali -:

  • Never hold a lighted firework in hand.
  • Never wear loose or flowing clothes.
  • Never allow children to carry fireworks in the pocket.
  • Never go near a firework that has been lit – even if it hasn’t gone off, there is the chance of exploding.
  • Never light crackers indoors or corridors.
  • Never bend down to light the fireworks.
  • Never put fireworks in a container before lighting them.
  • Never let them light aerial fireworks if there is a tree or overhead wires nearby.
  • Never throw the used fireworks on the streets or public places.
  • Never allow the children to point or throw fireworks at others.

First Aid for Burns -:

Fire Cracker Burns are very common during Diwali, always keep a first aid box ready in the vicinity while bursting crackers.

Before doing first aid, please be aware of the Degrees of Burn Injury.
If a child or adult suffers from burn injury please do the following -:
  • Place the burnt area under cool running water or a damp cloth can be placed over the injury if not very painful.
  • Don’t use Ice to cool the burns, it causes further damage to tissues.
  • Remove the clothing from the burn site, remove ornaments like bangles, finger rings, anklets, chains as the area will start to swell after some time making it difficult to remove them.
  • Take care not to break the blisters.
  • If it is a superficial burn you can apply a soothing ointment like Silverex can be applied over the wound.
  • If there is eye injury, immediately wash the eyes with water and call emergency.
  • If the person inhales smoke and is breathless, move him into the fresh air and rush him to an emergency.

Note: Refer a burn larger than a palm of an adult hand to doctor. Healthy diet to help recover from burn injury

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Eat plenty of foods rich in antioxidants for faster healing.

And keep in mind to own pleasing and safe Happy Diwali

Diwali, Dipawali

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