Celebrate Memorial Day with a Bang and Stay Safe

Celebrate this Memorial Day with a bang from a spectacular line of products at Jerry’s Fireworks Factory (also known as Hamburg Fireworks). With 50+ years of experience in the fireworks industry, Jerry’s Fireworks Factory is proud to be a center for celebration, no matter the occasion. Customers can browse the largest selection of high-quality fireworks in Southeast Ohio at 2240 Horns Mill Road in Lancaster, OH – directly off the 33 bypass toward Columbus. Customers must be 18+ with a valid I.D. at the time of purchase.

Fireworks are recently legal to set off in Ohio on specific holidays (including Memorial Day) See the full list of legal holidays and further details. For educational materials such as curriculum kits, coloring sheets, and video vignettes, visit CelebrateSafely.org.

As Ohioans, it’s a shared responsibility to ensure safe holiday celebrations. Jerry’s Fireworks Factory has compiled key tips for at-home firework displays so customers can ignite new traditions this Memorial Day!

FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS

• Only purchase Legal Consumer Fireworks from a licensed retailer, manufacturer or wholesaler.
• Stay a safe distance away from spectators when shooting off fireworks, as they can backfire or shoot off in the wrong direction.
• Set off fireworks outdoors in a clear area, away from houses, dry leaves or grass and other flammable materials.
• Keep a bucket of water or a working garden hose nearby for emergencies and for pouring on fireworks that fail to ignite or explode.
• Never have any portion of your body directly over a firework while lighting.
• Keep unused fireworks in a cool, dry place.
• A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.
• Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can, away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
• Sparklers should not be used by children under the age of 12 unless under close adult supervision.

FIREWORKS FUN FACTS

• Disney is the largest consumer of fireworks in the world – spending around $50 million a year!
• Each firework color is made from metal salts, and additional elements can create different effects.
• The patterns of fireworks depend on how the stars are arranged inside the shell. That is why fireworks sometimes look like smiley faces.
• Three sparklers burning together generate the same heat as a blowtorch.
• Blue is the most difficult color to create due to the in-depth chemical formula required.

Jerry’s Fireworks Factory retail store offers hundreds of firework products in their 4,000 square-foot warehouse retail location at 2240 Horns Mill Road, Lancaster – just off of the Rt. 33 bypass (Tarkiln Road exit). For more great safety tips, discounts and information, search “Hamburg Fireworks & Jerry’s Fireworks Factory” on Facebook, call 740-654-BOOM or visit Jerry’s website!

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Madison Haynes, community contributor to The Lancaster Herald

By Madison Haynes

Madison Haynes is an Account Manager with Krile Communications. A passionate storyteller with a love for the community, she is a proud Ohio University alum and is committed to creating successful messaging for brands through authenticity.