The Civil Guard has intervened more than 500,000 pyrotechnic devices during the Christmas campaign

The objective of this campaign is to guarantee the safety of people and detect the uncontrolled sale of pyrotechnic material

Nearly 1,000 inspections have been carried out throughout the national territory in which more than 200 infractions have been detected

The Civil Guard has completed the Christmas campaign in relation to the control in the use / commercialization of pyrotechnic products, withdrawing from the market more than 500,000 units of these devices, including bombs, impact thunders, rockets, firecrackers, batteries , etc.

Nearly 1,000 inspections have been carried out in establishments selling or distributing pyrotechnic articles in which more than 200 infractions have been detected that have been brought to the attention of the competent Authority.

The main objective of these actions is to control the unauthorized sale of this type of products, and to avoid accidents that could be caused by improper use. The Civil Guard carries out these inspections throughout the year but they intensify on certain dates, such as Christmas, which are more prone to the use of these artifacts.

Pyrotechnic devices are "devices or devices loaded with materials or mixtures pyrotechnics, generally deflagrantes", so you have to take precautions when handling them.

It is recommended to always purchase pyrotechnics at authorized points of sale, from suppliers of proven guarantee and always in accordance with current legislation to avoid any danger.

These authorized premises have facilities equipped with the ideal storage conditions, something that cannot be guaranteed by street vendors, which are prohibited from being sold to the public.

F1, F2 and F3 categories, and ages

The current regulation of pyrotechnic articles includes, among others, the following categories and ages of their use:

  • F1, or pyrotechnics articles of very low danger and insignificant noise level, intended to be used in delimited areas, for use over 12 years.
  • F2, or pyrotechnics articles of low danger and low noise, intended to be used in delimited areas, for use by people over 16 years.
  • F3, or medium-dangerous pyrotechnics items intended for use outdoors in large areas and whose noise level is not harmful to human health, for use by persons over 18 years.

Recommendations to enjoy safely

  • Acquire pyrotechnic devices, only at authorized points of sale.
  • Firecracker handling by minors must always be supervised by an adult.
  • Firecrackers should be handled in open places away from people and animals.
  • Do not store pyrotechnic items in clothes or pockets.
  • Do not manipulate its components, nor extract its contents.

This campaign has been developed by specialists in weapons and explosives, with the support of other Body Units.

For more information you can contact the Press Office of the Headquarters of Weapons and Explosives of the Civil Guard, at 682 844 368


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