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Posted on: June 22, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Fire / Firework Safety


Fireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the Fourth of July. But fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. That’s why the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission and its national and state partners strongly recommend: Leave fireworks to the professionals!

All fireworks are dangerous, this includes sparklers that are mistakenly thought to be safe. They actually burn at extremely high temperatures which can rapidly burn through clothing and skin.

If you choose to break the law by transporting, selling, buying or using illegal fireworks:

  • We cannot replace your Eyes, Hands or Life;
  • You can risk being arrested as well as ticketed/fined by the Police Department.

When attending professional fireworks displays, please remember:

  • Obey and respect all safety barriers set up. This helps the professionals shooting the show do their jobs.
  • Resist the temptation to get close to the firing site. Often, the best view is from a quarter of a mile or more away.
  • Leave your pets at home – the loud noise can scare animals and hurt their sensitive hearing.
  • Do not possess or shoot off fireworks on your own. Besides risking injury to yourself and the crowd watching the demonstration, you will be arrested or ticketed/fined.

Have a wonderful and safe summer season!

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