MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fireworks can be fun and exciting, but they can also be extremely dangerous.

Every July, law enforcement professionals do their best to educate people on ways to safely enjoy fireworks.

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They also warn against buying illegal fireworks.

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There are several things you can do to ensure a safe experience while setting off fireworks:

  • Do not let children play with fireworks or sparklers.
  • Closely supervise everyone coming into contact with fireworks or sparklers.
  • Always have a bucket of water nearby if lighting fireworks or sparklers.
  • Don’t try to re-light a firework or sparkler that fizzes out or doesn’t explode.
  • Leave larger fireworks to the professionals; visit a city or county-sponsored show.
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Inspectors in Miami-Dade and Broward will be visiting locations where fireworks are sold to make sure that vendors are properly certified by the state and are only selling legal fireworks.