Lesia Shannon Kudelka
Communications Director and Ombudsman
Counsel to Office of Communications
For many in South Carolina, fireworks have become a way of life during the holidays. As exciting as this may seem, people often forget that they are playing with dangerous chemicals and combustibles that can destroy property and injure people.
These deceptively simple objects explode, throw hot sparks through the air, and can often reach temperatures hotter than 1,800 degrees.
If you plan to shoot your own fireworks, the Office of State Fire Marshal, offers the following safety tips to help reduce the chances of a destructive fire and/or injury: