Diwali Fire Safety Tips


  • Purchase From Licensed Dealers: Buy only branded firecrackers from licensed shops.
  • Preparation and Safety Equipment:Keep a bucket of sand, water, and a fire extinguisher nearby. Also, use safety hand gloves and eyeglasses.
  • Clothing:Wear thick cotton clothes to prevent fire hazards. Avoid synthetic or loose garments.
  • Bursting Area:Ensure crackers are burst in open, non-crowded areas. Avoid areas near inflammable materials.
  • Handling Firecrackers:Don't light crackers in your hand. Use a long stick for ignition and always light them on the ground.
  • Disposal: Dispose of used fireworks in water to prevent reignition.


  • Children's Safety:Never let children play with firecrackers unsupervised.
  • Alcohol Consumption:Avoid alcohol as it impairs judgment and response time.
  • Multiple Ignitions:Do not try to light multiple crackers at once or relight duds.
  • Proximity to Flame Sources: Keep firecrackers away from burning diyas or agarbattis.

First Aid for Burns and Eye Injuries


  • Immediate Action:Cool the burn under running water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Covering Burns:Use a clean, non-stick cloth or plastic wrap.
  • Professional Medical Help:Seek immediate attention for severe burns or burns on sensitive areas.

Eye Injuries

  • Basic Care:Cover the injured eye with a clean dressing and avoid moving the eyes much.
  • Professional Help: For serious eye injuries, seek immediate medical assistance.

Things to Avoid

  • Misapplication on Burns:Do not apply ghee, toothpaste, or other home remedies on burns.
  • Handling of Blisters:Don't burst blisters as they protect against infection.