BATON ROUGE, LA – The upcoming holiday celebrating our Country’s
independence means family events, barbecuing, and fireworks. As Louisiana
citizens gather with friends and family, Attorney General Jeff Landry
encourages safety when using fireworks.
“It is important that people
know, understand, and follow all firework laws and directions in order to keep
themselves and those around them safe,” said Attorney General Jeff Landry.
“This July 4th, I encourage everyone to keep their celebration fun and safe for
all who are attending.”
Unfortunately, every year
hundreds of people end up in the emergency room with firework-related injuries.
In order to prevent any mishaps at your event, Attorney General Jeff Landry
encourages the following tips to avoid injuries and celebrate safely:
- Be aware of firework laws in your
- Do not let children play with or
- Only light one firework at a time
and never attempt to relight one that does not go off after it has been
- Store fireworks in a cool, dry
place away from children and pets.
- Never throw or point a firework
towards people, animals, vehicles, houses, or flammable materials.
- When lighting fireworks, keep a
hose or bucket of water handy in case of a malfunction or fire.
For more consumer safety tips,
call Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Consumer Protection Hotline at