How to use pyrotechnics to avoid fires

Actualizado a fecha: 2 December, 2018

Pyrotechnics are very common in Christmas and New Year’s Eve and they are the reason of many fires during those dates. Theycan be dangerous substances that must always be treated with the utmost respect and with the proper training. Due to the hazardous nature of these materials, precautions must always be taken to ensure the safety of all individuals in the vicinity of pyrotechnics.They are dangerous and must be handled and used properly.

Recently, several high profile incidents involving pyrotechnics have re-enforced the need to respect these explosives at all timesDespite all precautions, accidents and errors occur from time to time, which may result in property damage, injury and in severe cases loss of life. These incidents may be the result of poorly manufactured product, unexpected or unforeseen events, or in many cases, the result of operator error.Proximate pyrotechnics is an area of expertise that requires additional training beyond that of other professional pyrotechnics areas and the use of devices specifically manufactured for indoor, close proximity use.

Improper use of pyrotechnics may be unsafe, both to the person operating them (risks ofburnsandwounds) and to bystanders; in addition, they may start fires after landing onflammablematerial. For this reason, their use is generally legally restricted. Display pyrotechnics are restricted by law for use byprofessionals; consumer items, available to the public, are smaller versions containing limited amounts of explosive material to reduce potential danger. Pyrotechnics may pose a problem for animals, both domestic and wild, who can be terrified by the noise, leading to them running away or hurting themselves on fences or in other ways in an attempt to escape. With properdesensitizationtraining the number of pets going missing due to pyrotechnics can be reduced.

Source: Wikipedia