Jared Shaffer works at a fireworks stand in Altoona. He says so far, it's been business as usual. "We have had a significant amount of people come through," Shaffer said.
But with a variety of fireworks to choose from, sometimes it's hard to remember that safety comes first.
Altoona Fire Department Assistant Chief Ed Barstow gave WTAJ some tips to remember this holiday.
- Don't mix alcohol with fireworks
- No children should touch fireworks
- Parents should monitor teens using fireworks
- Don't use homemade fireworks. They are the most dangerous.
- If you have a firework that doesn't go off, leave it alone for about 20 minutes and then put it in a bucket of water to be sure it goes out.
"A lot of times things can smolder for hours before the flames are even noticed," Barstow said. "Make sure you do soak them quite well in water before you use them."