All fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts
Specifically... firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets,
sparklers, color fire, fountains, wheels, mines, and
This list also includes the many generic named types of fireworks such as barrel
cherry bombs, M-80's, M-100's, Quarter Sticks, Half Sticks, Roman Candles,
Bottle Rockets and many others.
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 148 Section 39
re: Sales, Possession, Use...
Should you see or know someone who fails to abide by the
law in regard to fireworks, please read and understand the following safety
read and follow label directions.
Have an adult present.
Buy from reliable sellers.
Use outdoors only.
Always have water handy (a garden
hose and a bucket).
Never experiment or make your own
Light only one firework at a time.
Never re-light a "dud" firework
(wait 15 to 20 minutes then soak it in a bucket of water).
Never give fireworks to small
If necessary, store fireworks in a
cool, dry place.
Dispose of fireworks properly by
soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trashcan.
Never throw or point fireworks at
Never carry fireworks in your
Never shoot fireworks in glass or
The shooter should always wear eye
protection and never have any part of the body over the firework.
Stay away from illegal explosives.
More Safety Tips and Information can be viewed at
the National Council on
In case of an emergency... Dial 9-1-1