Yes this is an important lesson on the dangers of setting off fireworks at home and not leaving the pyrotechnics to the professions. But it sure looks like this Detroit Fire Department captain was having quite a bit of fun during the demonstration.

CBS-TV Detroit captured the video showing how fireworks like M-80s can destroy a watermelon like your head or how a sparkler can ignite hair on fire.

Check out the video conducted by the city's Fire Marshall, Chris Dixon, and then if you decide to leave it to the pros, check out this listing of Southwest Michigan area fireworks displays.