(WJBK) - Like many Americans the Gray family is getting ready to celebrate the fourth of July buying fireworks in Royal Oak.
“So this is a little bit of everything? Yea the ones that go up in the air and the ones that stay on the ground,” Levi Gray said.
“We don’t get the real serious ones kind of middle range the ones I feel are not too dangerous,” Jennifer Gray said.
“Camille: So why is this fun to do instead of going to the fireworks to watch them?"
"Because that way I get the experience of watching my mom do them and we get to pick out our own fireworks to do," Hannah Gray said.
But lighting your own fireworks can be dangerous. TNT employees say they make it a point to stress safety when talking to customers.
“Never ever go back to the firework, they take off at different times, maybe last time it took 30 seconds, perhaps the other may take a minute so never go back and put your face near,” Oneka Hill with TNT fireworks said.
Hill recommends using long lighting sticks to light fireworks and says always stand 30 feet away from explosives once you light them.
“People are holding in the hands and they are not meant to be held in your hands, they are supposed to be in bottles or at least on the ground, Hill said.”
TNT Fireworks sells firecrackers for just 25 cents, or you can go big with the big Bang but it’ll set you back $600.
Meanwhile there are plenty of fun and safe options for the kids.
“One of the favorites Mr. Sir Dumps a Lot once you firing you just put him on the ground and he actually poops and a lot of kids get a kick out of that,” she said.
“Snakes once you put this on the ground and it comes out like a little snake and it smokes a little bit,” Hill said.
“Everyone loves the smoke ball you light this and it smokes the color that the ball is,” she said.
But don’t forget, you must be 18 to buy anything in this tent, that’s the law.