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Diwali the festival of lights brings fun and togetherness. For children fireworks new clothes and sweets make this festival the most eagerly awaited of the year. People start preparing for the celebrations a few weeks in advance, but as the day approaches it becomes important to register a few important tips to enjoy the festivities without compromising our health.
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1. Before bursting fire crackers, look for an open space and ensure there are no combustible and inflammatory things around. If so remove them at once
2. Always buy fire works from licensed and reliable sellers
3. Keep small children away from the bursting area
4. Use a sparkler, agarbatti (incense stick) or a long fire wood to light a cracker as they keep you at a safe distance and do not possess a naked flame
5. Read the label on the crackers and follow the instructions carefully
6. While igniting aerial fire works like rockets ensure that they are not facing any opening like an open window, door or an open building which may cause fire accidents
7. Keep fireworks stock away while lighting a particular firework
8. Wear footwear while lighting fireworks
9. Keep a bucket full of water handy
10. Be prepared for emergency
11. Organize a community display of fireworks rather than individuals handling crackers
12. Keep first aid and buckets of water handy. In the event of fire, extinguish flame by pouring water from the buckets. Every major fire is small when it starts
13. Light only one firework at a time, by one person. Others should watch from a safe distance
14. In case of burns, pour large quantity of water on the affected area
15. In case of major burns, after extinguishing the fire, remove all smouldering clothes. Wrap the victim in a clean bed sheet
16. The patient should be taken to a burns specialist or a major hospital.Don’t panic
17. In case of eye burns, wash the eye with tap water for 10 minutes and take the victim to a hospital

Please don’t do below things

1. Do not wear nylon clothes. Prefer cottons while bursting crackers
2. Strictly avoid using matches and lighters for bursting crackers as they have open flames that can be dangerous
3. Never ignite aerial fireworks (like rockets) if there is any overhead obstruction present like trees and wires
4. Never experiment with crackers or make your own fire works.
5. Never ever leave a lit match, agarbatti (incense stick) or sparkler near unused crackers
6.Never ever light a cracker in your hand. See to it that you put it down and ignite it
7.Don’t keep your face close to the cracker while trying to light it
8.Avoid bursting fire works on roads
9.Never give any firework item to small children
10.Never try to burst crackers indoors or from inside a vehicle
11. Do not throw fire works at people