House Talk with Silvia Dukes


Fire Works Safety for New Years Eve Celebrations

Happy New Year 2018 Fireworks Photo by Silvia DukesThe old year is coming to an end and soon we will celebrate the beginning of 2018! 

Many of us enjoy some fireworks to  start off the new year with a bang!

To make sure the party will be well remembered and everyone will be safe, here are a few fire safety tips for handling fireworks:

  • always make sure children using fireworks are supervised by an adult
  • never give fireworks to small children
  • buy fireworks only from reputable vendors
  • never attempt to make your own fireworks
  • always read and follow the directions on the label
  • be sure to have water nearby in case of emergency
  • light only one fireworks item at a time
  • never attempt to re-ignite a piece of malfunctioning fireworks
  • store fireworks in a cool, dry place
  • dispose of fireworks properly
  • never throw fireworks at or in the direction of another person
  • never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers


Have a happy and safe New Year!


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It seems that it never fails, people will get hurt ringing in the new year.  Hopefully everyone will follow your tips and stay safe!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) about 2 years ago

Silvia great suggestions, but it is soooooooo cold around here that I don't think we are going to need to be concerned with people shooting off fireworks ...... LOL

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 2 years ago

Great tips, Silvia.  They are illegal here, and I think after all the fires here, no one is eager for firewords. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 2 years ago

Thank you for the timely reminder Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES . I hope you have a safe and sane New Year’s...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! about 2 years ago

Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES - Clearly, you care about people and their safety. These are excellent tips. Accidents happen so quickly. Taking precautions and knowing in advance rules of safety can save a life and reduce the emotional, physical, and financial stress for all.

I hope you get to enjoy fireworks this year! Happy New Year, Silvia!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 2 years ago

Silvia, every year when fireworks are available, we see bad burns or worse when the public does not know how to shoot them off.  Leave it to the professionals!  Great tips to stay safe.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 2 years ago

Silvia, these are all great tips and such a timely post. Leaving it to a professional is best, just so much that can go wrong and it's always sad to see injuries on the news the next morning. Have a very Happy New Year and a safe one too!

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) about 2 years ago

This is good information to share. 

It is against the law for individuals to use fireworks in our area.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 years ago

I will always leave the fireworks to the pros.  I'm far too clumsy and accident prone to be involved with them other than as a spectator.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 2 years ago

Excellent tips for fire works safety during New Years Even celebrations, Silvia.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 2 years ago

Great tips, Silvia... always so many accidents around fireworks because people are careless. Happy new year to you.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) about 2 years ago

Silvia, there are a lot of things that all of us should give up, thanks for reminding us.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) about 2 years ago

Wonderful tips, Silvia, that I hope everyone paid attention to this year!

I hope you and yours have a wonderful 2018! 

Happy New Year 2018 from Charlotte NC

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 2 years ago

Silvia, stopping by to wish you a very Happy New Year, and hope 2018 is everything you hope it to be!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 2 years ago

Thank you everyone! I hope you all had a great start into the new year!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 2 years ago

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